Exploitation of domestic workers
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|¨ 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.]|