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Tackling child labour in domestic work: a handbook for action for domestic workers and their organizations

Tackling child labour in domestic work: a handbook for action for domestic workers and their organizations

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by IDWFED published May 05, 2017 12:00 AM
The handbook will inspire domestic workers and their organizations to eliminate exploitative, harmful and hazardous child domestic work, promote decent work for domestic workers, and help domestic workers to reach their full potential in work and in life.

Resource Type

Training Material, Guides, Organizing/Educational Materials

Details

The International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) developed this Handbook so that domestic workers and their organizations can:

  • gain or enrich their knowledge and understanding about the issue of child labour in domestic work and the situation of child and young domestic workers.
  • draw up concrete and realistic plans to play their important role as advocates for the rights of child and young domestic workers.

Who is the Handbook for and why

The Handbook is essentially for members and leaders of IDWf-affiliated organizations. However, it is our hope that it will be useful for domestic workers and their advocates everywhere.  The Handbook can also provide resource material for trade unions, NGOs and advocates/activists. Individuals and groups can use the Handbook to acquire or enrich their knowledge and understanding about the issue of child labour in domestic work and the situation of child and young domestic workers.

More importantly, domestic workers and their organizations can use the Handbook to help them draw up concrete and realistic plans to play their important role as advocates for the rights of child and young domestic workers.   

The contents

The Handbook has two chapters:

Chapter 1:  Tackling child labour in domestic work and protecting young domestic workers:  a priority for domestic workers and their organizations

Chapter 2:   Action now!  How domestic workers and their organizations can play a key role in helping to eliminate child labour in domestic work and protecting young domestic workers

Each Chapter starts with a Guide page containing

  1. the aims,
  2. a list of activities and handouts,
  3. a summary time-table for workshops and group discussions.

Activities are aimed to stimulate personal and group reflection and sharing. each Activity sheet contains  its aim, the estimated duration of the activity, a list of materials and handouts, and the process. Where necessary, notes for trainers are provided.    Handouts give key information/messages on the various topics, case studies and good practices. A list of sources is found at the end of the Handouts.

How to use the Handbook

The Handbook can be used either as a whole or in parts for personal learning or for training activities, discussions, meetings, planning campaigns, etc. at the local, regional and national levels.  Users can choose any activity or handout appropriate to their needs, circumstances and available time.  

The Handbook promotes the experiential learning method.  Hence, its contents:

  • are practical and experienced-based,
  • are geared towards learning by doing and reflection,
  • are based on the living and working conditions of domestic workers, children and adult alike,
  • highlight cases and practices from various parts of the world, in particular the Asia/ Pacific region.
Contents

URL

http://www.ilo.org/jakarta/whatwedo/publications/WCMS_552766/lang--en/index.htm
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