Child domestic workers in the Philippines

Cursorial assessment report towards a time-bound national action on child domestic workers in the Philippines

While child domestic work may not always be hazardous, anecdotal evidence show that there are instances when they suffer grievous work conditions adults would not stand for.

There is a vast army of everyday child domestic workers (CDWs) that provides to many Filipino households cheap services for their comfort and enjoyment. This army is increasingly composed by very young girls, some as young as 8 years old, prone to verbal, physical and sexual abuse.