To the Moroccan Government
enforce fifteen as the minimum age of employment for all employment
sectors, including domestic work, and enact regulations to provide for
sanctions against all employers and formal and informal labor recruiters
who employ or recruit children under fifteen.
the elimination of the worst forms of child domestic labor, along with the
child labor sectors already prioritized, and with assistance from
ILO-IPEC, institute a Time-Bound Program to eliminate the worst forms of
child domestic labor.
regulations to monitor labor recruitment practices and workplace
conditions for domestic workers and to provide for sanctions against labor
recruiters and employers who perpetrate abuses.
and publicize accessible complaint mechanisms for child domestic workers
who suffer abuse, and provide rehabilitation and redress to these workers.
Investigate and penalize employers and labor recruiters who perpetrate
that the Secretariat of State for Family, Solidarity, and Social Action
has adequate resources and authority to fulfill its role in coordinating Morocco's
child protection activities.
the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons,
Especially Women and Children, Supplementing the U.N. Convention against
Transnational Organized Crime.
To the Parliament
the regulations specified in Article 4 of the Labor Code regulating
conditions of employment for domestic workers. These regulations should
ensure that domestic workers receive the same rights as other categories
of non-agricultural workers, prohibit the worst forms of child domestic
labor, authorize labor inspectors to enter private houses to investigate
conditions of employment for domestic workers, and provide for effective
penalties for violating the law.
To the Ministry of
labor inspectors with the resources and training necessary to effectively
monitor child labor, including child domestic labor, and to refer for
prosecution those responsible for abusing working children.
and include data on domestic workers in all government labor force
surveys, including data on exploitation and abuse of domestic workers,
disaggregated by sex and age.
To the Ministry of National Education, Higher Education, Staff
Development, and Scientific Research and its Secretariat of State for Literacy
and Nonformal Education
that all children enjoy their right to a free and compulsory basic
education, as guaranteed by Moroccan law. In particular, identify and
implement strategies to ensure that school fees and related costs, birth
registration, and late enrollment are not barriers to children's enjoyment
of formal education.
an integrated plan for reducing school dropout rates, including targeted
programs for working children and other children at risk of dropout, with
an emphasis on children employed in the worst forms of child labor. The
plan should include close coordination between the Ministry's formal and
nonformal education sectors in order to facilitate the reintegration into
the formal education system of children who have dropped out.
To the Ministry of Social Development, Family, and Solidarity
and its Secretariat of State for Family, Solidarity, and Social Action
the elimination of hazardous child labor, including child domestic labor,
in the proposed National Plan of Action on Childhood.
that the proposed Code on Child Protection prohibits all forms of
hazardous child labor, forced child labor, and trafficking, and includes
effective mechanisms for enforcement, rehabilitation, and (where it is in
the best interest of the child) family reintegration.
To the Ministry of Justice
and publish data on prosecutions for abuse and exploitation of domestic
workers, disaggregated by sex and age of the worker.
prosecutors and judges to recognize child abuse and economic and sexual
exploitation of children, and to use the law to prosecute those who abuse
domestic workers and who economically and sexually exploit children,
including child domestic workers.
with local NGOs to provide safe shelter to child domestic workers
withdrawn from abusive and exploitative workplaces, and determine ways to
reintegrate child domestic workers with their families, taking into
account the best interests of the child.
for the rehabilitation of child domestic workers who have suffered
physical, psychological, or sexual abuse.
existing laws to protect children from abuse, exploitation, and forced
To the International Program on the Elimination of Child Labor
of the International Labour Organization
the Moroccan government to prioritize child domestic labor in its programs
to eliminate the worst forms of child labor, including any future
To the United Nations Children's Fund
the development and expansion of projects aimed at preventing girls from
entering child domestic labor, with an emphasis on girls under fifteen.
with the Ministry of National Education, Higher Education, Staff
Development, and Scientific Research on strategies to ensure access to
basic and secondary education for children who work.
To Donor Countries
line with Article 8 of the Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, assist Morocco
in implementing the convention, particularly through support for universal