In Ethiopia, many children tragically become victims of labor trafficking. A network of recruiters often lures children from rural or poverty-ridden areas to Addis Ababa, with the promise of a salary and an education. Yet, while these children are given work, it comes in the form of abusive and exploitative situations, such as domestic servitude or unsafe manufacturing or factory settings.
It is estimated that there are 17.2 million child domestic workers globally, most of whom are girls.
A child domestic worker works over 55 hours of work and gets no rest days, which is in contravention to the Ethiopian labour law. The pay that girls receive is usually very minimal, if anything at all.