Children in Domestic Work
The increasing poverty, finds mushrooming Child Domestic Workers, though children entering in to Domestic Work is not the solution. NationalDomestic Workers’ Movement’s vision is to promote Domestic Work, only for above18 years. However NDWM responds to theday to life of below 18 years and they are organised in groups. The ChildDomestic Workers, who are below 14 encouraged for main stream education throughregular house visit and dialogue with their parents. The above 15 years are
motivated to continue their education, while working.
NDWMbelieves that exposures to the world reality make the person what she / heis. So organised workshop and seminars or Child Domestic Workers, such as:
- Street theater Workshop
- Leadership skill Training
- Personality Development training
- Workshop on Right to Education Act, 2010
(RTE), Child Right and Child Labor Act 1986.
- Sessions on 100th ILC: “Decent
Work for Domestic Workers”
- Training on Right to Participation
- Healthy completion on painting, dance and
- Talent training
- Professional training in Housekeeping for above 15 years ols girls
- Empowering and Capacity Building
- Rallies, Street Plays and Cultural programmes to boost their self-esteem
- International Day of Hope/ Golem festival
- Children’s Day
- Christmas celebrations
- Anti-child Labour Day
Child Domestic Workers in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka,
Maharashtra, Bihar, Jharkhand, Goa, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur and Assam actively
participate in the campaign programs.
Campaign with prospective employers: programs are organised for
the children in the elite schools, where the middle class are enrolled. The
movie “Luchhi” was screened and it was followed by discussion on the rights of
Child Domestic Workers and former’s role in promoting the latter’s rights. Child Domestic
Workers along the elite children participated in 16 days Campaign on “Breaking
the Conspiracy of Silence” in schools and colleges through drawings, painting,
poster designing, elocution
and debates along with elite children.
CDWs Participated in the “campaign: painting completion-Child Labour
Free” organised by Labour Depart to bring awareness in the civil Society along
with elite school children (perspective employers) and won second prize. Performed dance on the issues of Child Domestic
Workers and the audience were the elite college students.
- Personal attention to children in crisis and intervention
- Medical and legal aid
- Trauma counselling: NDWM in collaboration with Leuven University in Belgium has established Transit Homes in Bangalore, Shillong,Bihar, Ranchi and Mumbai. These Homes look into trauma counselling for victimised children. We strongly believe that it is not enough to rescue children, they require to be put back into mainstream society as healthy individuals. This Centre will give them Hope for a healthy and fulfilling life.