Assessment of the law on the protection of child domestic workers in Uganda: a case study of Lubaga division

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Unversity of Dar es Salaam
This study gives a general introduction to working children specifically child domestic workers in Uganda. These children work mainly under hazardous conditions, and denied the basic rights that accrue to them as children. Various literature were consulted giving a guide into a wider survey into the problem and identify the gaps and how to rectify them. The study discussed various laws in chapter two that relate to employment of child domestic workers in Uganda. These were both national and international laws and policies. It was found that the laws though give protection to these children; enforcement mechanism was mainly lacking to give the full protection of children in domestic service. The study revealed that 87 percent of children in domestic service work under hazardous conditions and are economically exploited by working for long hours, carrying heavy workload with little or no pay and are discriminated by the employers’ family members and subjected to verbal and sexual abuses, among others. The study analyzed its findings in comparison with the discussed laws and found out that though there are laws protecting children in the domestic service, they largely lack enforcement thus leaving children to be exploited economically by their employers. Lastly, the research concludes by making recommendations on how to enforce the existing laws which protect working children in Uganda and as well suggesting other solutions to the problems faced by children working as domestic servants in Uganda generally and Lubaga Division, in particular.
Available in print form, East Africana Collection, Dr. Wilbert Chagula Library, Class mark (THS EAF HD6250.U33N32)
Children, Employment, Law and legislation, Uganda
Nabukeera, A. (2011) Assessment of the law on the protection of child domestic workers in Uganda: a case study of Lubaga division, Master dissertation, University of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam