VAWM Fact From Prajnya 13

Exploitation of domestic workers

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT      13
¨ Nearly 90% of them are women, girls or children; ranging from ages of 12 to 25 and it is estimated that 25% are below the age of 14.

¨ By another account, 90 % of employing households preferred girls aged 12-15 as domestic workers.

¨ Over 68% of child domestic workers surveyed in aWest Bengalstudy reported physical abuse, of which more than 20% were coerced into sexual intercourse.

[Sources: National Domestic Workers’ Movement, UNICEF, Trafficking in India 2004.]
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