Good practices and lessons learned

This section includes a selection of publications identifying and documenting successful ILO experiences aimed at preventing and eliminating child domestic labour and its worst forms. It also includes syntheses of experiences, lessons learned and recommendations for replication in future interventions.

Central America and Dominican Republic: IPEC: Good practices and lessons learned on child and adolescent domestic labour in Central America and the Dominican Republic: A gender perspective. ILO, San Jose, 2005. This publication contributes to IPEC’s efforts to identify and document successful forms of intervention aimed at eliminating child domestic labour and to share these findings and models with participating organisations, governments and civil society groups. The analytical approach is three-pronged: a human rights approach, a gender perspective and criteria for identifying IPEC good practices. (English and Spanish)

IPEC: De regreso a casa y a la escuela. Sistematización: Experiencia de retiro de niños, niñas y adolescentes del trabajo doméstico desde comunidades de origen en Honduras. ILO, Tegucigalpa, 2006. This document synthesizes the experience of an IPEC coordinated Project focused on the reinsertion into formal and informal education of child domestic workers and reintegration into their families and communities of origin. This report provides for operational, practical, concrete and ordered information to support practitioners to better design and implement future interventions. (Spanish)

South East and East Asia: IPEC: Child domestic labour in South-East and East Asia: Emerging good practices to combat it. ILO, Bangkok, 2005. This regional report builds on a collection of available data and research on the issue from six South East and East Asia countries (Cambodia, Indonesia, Mongolia, Thailand, Philippines and Viet Nam). It has two parts. Part I includes a characterisation of child domestic workers and a comparative analysis of the phenomenon from different angles: education, culture/tradition, gender equality, migration and trafficking, violence against children, minimum age for employment and the worst forms of child labour. It also presents an overview of relevant national laws and policies as well as some highlights of the recent IPEC regional initiatives to address the issue. Part II documents selected emerging good practices and initiatives in Cambodia, Indonesia and the Philippines, covering a wide range of response strategies (protection and prevention mechanisms, vocational training and education, withdrawal and tracing, policy development and advocacy, awareness raising and child participation etc…). (English, Part II and an executive summary of Part I available in French and Spanish)

Kenya, Tanzania Uganda and Zambia: IPEC: Emerging good practices on action to combat child domestic labour in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. ILO, Dar es Salaam, 2006. This report builds on the experience of two ILO projects aimed at eliminating exploitative child domestic labour through prevention, withdrawal, capacity building and support to national processes. It provides for selected examples of direct intervention to combat child domestic labour and evaluates the degree of their success in order to identify good practices and lessons learned for future policy and programme formulation. Each identified good practice is presented and classified according to the reasons for which it is chosen. (English, French and Spanish)

South America: IPEC: Buenas prácticas y aprendizajes hacia la prevención y erradicación del trabajo infantil doméstico. ILO, Lima, 2004. This report documents and assesses the success of direct action interventions carried out by an IPEC project on child domestic labour in four South American countries (Brazil, Colombia, Paraguay and Peru). Based on a participatory evaluation process, that has included feedback seminars, focused group discussions and in-depth interviews with key informants, this report identifies 12 good practices on 3 specific thematic areas: direct action to prevent and eliminate child domestic labour; capacity building for policy development; and communication and cultural changes. It also includes lessons learned and practical recommendations. (Spanish)

IPEC: Regreso a casa. ILO, Asunción, 2005. This video broadcast of 17 minutes systematises the experience of a project aimed at providing integrated care to child domestic workers in Gran Asunción (Paraguay) implemented by the IPEC over the biennium 2002-2004. (Spanish)

IPEC: Trabalho feito de Sonho. Uma boa prática de enfrentamento do trabalho infanto-juvenil doméstico no Pará. ILO, Brasilia, 2003. This publication synthesizes the experience of an ILO-coordinated project on child domestic work carried out in Brazil from the year 2000. This document focuses on the particular experience in selected neighbourhood of the city of Belem, in the state of Pará. (Portuguese)