Trafficking in human beings in the domestic work sector in the Netherlands : a hidden phenomenon
Title: Trafficking in human beings in the domestic work sector in the Netherlands : a hidden phenomenon
Author: DE VOLDER , Eefje
Series/Number: DemandAT; Policy Briefs; 2016/D8.14
External link: http://www.demandat.eu
In the Netherlands, there is hardly any policy attention for THB in the domestic work sector and specifically for the demand-side of it. In order to address THB in the domestic work sector effectively, the Dutch government should consider taking action to reduce the vulnerability of domestic workers since their vulnerability is making them prone to exploitative practices. Addressing the employer directly (i.e. influencing the demand-side) is a crucial element of vulnerability-reducing policies just as guaranteeing rights for domestic workers is. Furthermore, key to tackling THB in the domestic sector is strengthening migration and employment policies as well as consolidating institutional capacities. The latter includes intensifying cooperation between NGOs and law enforcement and government institutions, and expanding competences of the labour inspectorate.
Grant number: FP7/612869/EU
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