PROTECTING AND EMPOWERING CHILD DOMESTIC WORKERS (CDW)

Aim

The overall aim is to reduce CDW through an integrated approach of prevention, response, system strengthening, awareness raising and evidence sharing. Its is to reduce CDW across three states through an integrated approach of prevention, response, system strengthening, awareness raising and evidence sharing:

To undertake CDW programming and advocacy work; rehabilitate, protect and educate CDWs and children at risk; establish rural child protection systems to counteract uninformed migration/ trafficking and NGs to monitor and tackle CDW levels; engage multiple stakeholders to promote children’s rights and advocate against CDW; build evidence of the prevalence and impact of CDW; and strengthen government approaches to tackle the situation.

Outcome

2,520 CDWs and 9,000 children at risk receive life skills, education and/or vocational training; 140 source and 36 destination communities develop prevention and response mechanisms to CDW; 1,500 government duty bearers have greater understanding of causes/ protection risks of CDW; government departments better coordinate across the source-transit-destination continuum; and the public is more aware of the harm caused by CDW and display improved attitudes towards CDWs.