ILO report sheds light on the hidden horrors facing child domestic workers

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Pamela, a domestic worker in Malawi, has been working since 1996 to help support her family. [ILO Photo]

More than 10 million children around the world are being cheated out of childhood, a new study from the International Labour Organization (ILO) finds.

Instead of going to school, playing with their friends or even spending time with their families, they're toiling in the homes of other people as domestic workers.

The ILO says the majority of these child workers are girls, some of whom are as young as five years old.

Dianne Penn reports.

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