Child domestic labour in the Philippines

Reaching out beyond closed doors: A primer on child domestic labour in the Philippines

This primer is Visayan Forum Foundation’s (VFF) effort to share basic knowledge and information to respond effectively to the issues and needs of child domestic labourers and of the domestic work sector as a whole. It is also VFF's hope that this primer will help our policy-makers examine the myths that surround the sector, and break their invisibility and marginalization.

The primer hopes to improve legislative policies and provide an environment of standardization of employer-employee relationship by providing special protection for child domestic laborers. It also serves as a guide on how to attack the issue holistically and reveal its connection to other issues like trafficking, forced labour, gender discrimination and other violations of children’s rights.