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- Strictly 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.
- Prioritize 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.
- Enact 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.
- Create 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 abuses.
- Ensure that the Secretariat of State for Family,
Solidarity, and Social Action has adequate resources and authority to
fulfill its role in coordinating Moroccos child protection activities.
- Ratify the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish
Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, Supplementing the
U.N. Convention against Transnational Organized Crime.
- Enact 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.
- Provide 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
- Gather 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.
- Ensure 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
childrens enjoyment of formal education.
- Develop 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 Ministrys formal and nonformal education sectors in order to
facilitate the reintegration into the formal education system of children
who have dropped out.
- Prioritize the elimination of hazardous child labor,
including child domestic labor, in the proposed National Plan of Action on
- Ensure 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
- Collect and publish data on prosecutions for abuse and
exploitation of domestic workers, disaggregated by sex and age of the
- Train 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.
- Collaborate 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.
- Provide for the rehabilitation of child domestic workers
who have suffered physical, psychological, or sexual abuse.
- Implement existing laws to protect children from abuse,
exploitation, and forced labor.
- Urge the Moroccan government to prioritize child domestic
labor in its programs to eliminate the worst forms of child labor,
including any future Time-Bound Program.
- Prioritize the development and expansion of projects aimed
at preventing girls from entering child domestic labor, with an emphasis
on girls under fifteen.
- Work 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.
- In line with Article 8 of the Worst Forms of Child Labour
Convention, assist Morocco in implementing the convention, particularly
through support for universal education.