The Family Life Committee of the World Methodist Council has released their Winter Newsletter. You can read an excerpt below and read the rest on the Committee’s website.
Child Domestic Workers
There are over 15 million children in domestic work in the world today who feel they are invisible. They work behind the closed doors of their employers, most are girls and many of them suffer abuse and exploitation at the hands of their employers, working long hours, for little or no pay and denied the opportunity to go to school.
A small charity named ‘Children Unite’ has been working with NGOs in various countries of the world to provide advocacy and support for these vulnerable children. Methodist Women in Britain engaged in a two year partnership with ‘Children Unite’ campaigning for national governments to ratify the International Labour Organisation’s Domestic Workers Convention, 2011. We believe this convention will help end the abuse and exploitation of child domestic workers.