Status of Child Domestic Workers in Kathmandu 2016

CWISH from its establishment is involved in ending Domestic Child labor in Nepal. Domestic labor entails work performed in or for a household or households and a domestic worker refers to any person engaged in domestic work within an employment relationship. Domestic Child labor is a general reference to children working in the domestic work sector in the home of a third party employer, under the age of 18.

Child labor is a violation of the child's rights and internationally established standards. Nepal has ratified the UN's Convention on the Rights of the Child (UN CRC), ILO convention 138 on the minimum age of employment, and the ILO convention 182 on the worst form of child labor. In Nepal child labor is a punishable crime guided by the Child Labor Prohibition and Regulation Act of 2000, together with the Labor Act 1992 and the Children's act 1992.

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