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On 12 June, the world celebrated the International Day against Child Labour, but the ILO report ‘Ending Child Labour in Domestic Work’ published on the occasion shows there is not much to celebrate. An estimated 10.5 million children worldwide are working as domestic workers in people’s homes, in hazardous and sometimes slave-like conditions. Six and a half million of these child workers are between five and fourteen years old, and over 71 percent are girls.

Strong national legislative frameworks are urgently needed to end child labour in general and child domestic work in particular. Governments can help child domestic workers by ratifying the ILO Domestic Workers Convention (C189) calling for decent work for domestic workers, which SOLIDAR advocates for within the ITUC led 12 by 12 campaign both at EU and global level. Just recently South Africa ratified C189, bringing the total amount of ratifications to 8. Also Germany and Columbia completed the ratification process at national level but registration at the ILO is still pending.

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