Indonesia: Briefing to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women: Women and girl domestic workers

By Amnesty International, , Index number: ASA 21/007/2007

This briefing to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women focuses on the lack of protection of women and girl domestic workers from gender-based violence and their discrimination in the field of employment, health and education in Indonesia. Many of them suffer from economic exploitation and poor working conditions as well as gender-based discrimination. Many are subjected to physical, psychological and sexual violence. Some are even killed. This situation partly results from discriminatory employment legislation and a lack of sufficient state mechanisms to prevent and punish violence against women domestic workers.

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