Human Traffic Watch

Tanzania: Human Trafficking Getting Worrisome

In Child Labor, Child Trafficking, Forced Labor, Human Trafficking, Involuntary Domestic Servitude on June 22, 2013 at 11:35 am

DESPITE the high level of abuse that prevails in domestic service in Tanzanian urban centres, the occupation remains one of the most common jobs for children, particularly girls.

The most exploited and most demeaned children are the commercial sex workers. Existing research suggests that more girls under the age of 16 are employed in domestic service.

Many are victims of human trafficking, a diabolical business that appears to be gaining ground. The current trend sees traffickers owning stables holding ten or more girls. As with other forms of child labour — poverty, domestic servitude, the breakdown of the family and parents not seeing the importance of education, contribute to the supply of child domestic workers.

Source: All Africa


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: