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Pakistan: End exploitation and abuse of girls in domestic servitude
Equality Now is deeply concerned with the cases of two Pakistani girls in domestic servitude who were allegedly tortured and murdered by their employers earlier this year. In Pakistan there are an estimated 264,000, mostly female, child domestic servants who are vulnerable to physical and psychological abuse and are not given any protection under the law. Equality Now supports the efforts of Pakistani human rights groups to ban domestic work for children; regulate working hours, work conditions and wages in the domestic work sector; and include provisions against domestic trafficking (including that of girls into domestic servitude) in Pakistani trafficking legislation.
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