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Out from behind closed doors: A study on domestic workers in Cambodia

Out from behind closed doors: A study on domestic workers in Cambodia

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by IDWFED published Sep 30, 2015 12:00 AM
Contributors: Mehrak Mehrvar/Social Services of Cambodia (technical support from UN Women Cambodia)
Although stories have helped to create a stronger awareness for the public to the situation of domestic workers, there still has been a lack of hard data to inform the policy debate. This study is directed at filling the knowledge gaps regarding domestic work in Cambodia.

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Research reports, working paper

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Domestic workers, most often women, remain hidden behind closed doors of private households and are shielded from the public view and attention. This can put them into a vulnerable position.

Although stories have helped to create a stronger awareness for the public to the situation of domestic workers, there still has been a lack of hard data to inform the policy debate. This study is directed at filling the knowledge gaps regarding domestic work in Cambodia...

TABLE OF CONTENTS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

PART 1: INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY
1 Background and purpose
1.2 Methods
1.3 Terminology
1.4 Structure of the report

PART 2: CONTEXT
2.1 Domestic Worker in a Global Situation
2.2 Challenges faced by Domestic Workers in Cambodia

PART 3: FINDINGS
3.1 Demographics
3.2 Poverty
3.3. Family Situation
3.4 Education
3.5 Employment as a Domestic Worker
3.6 Wages, Advances and Remittances
3.7 Benefits
3.8 Verbal, Emotional, Physical and Sexual abuse
3.9 Understanding of Rights and Resources
3.10 Work Satisfaction
3.11 Aspiration

PART 4: CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
4.1 Conclusion
4.2 Recommendations

BIBLIOGRAPHY
ANNEX

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http://asiapacific.unwomen.org/en/digital-library/publications/2015/11/out-from-behind-closed-doors
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