Pakistan: End exploitation and abuse of girls in domestic servitude

Equality Now is deeply concerned with the cases of two Pakistani girls in domestic servitude who were allegedly tortured and murdered by their employers earlier this year. In Pakistan there are an estimated 264,000, mostly female, child domestic servants who are vulnerable to physical and psychological abuse and are not given any protection under the law. Equality Now supports the efforts of Pakistani human rights groups to ban domestic work for children; regulate working hours, work conditions and wages in the domestic work sector; and include provisions against domestic trafficking (including that of girls into domestic servitude) in Pakistani trafficking legislation.

HE Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani

Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan
The Prime Minister’s Secretariat
Islamabad, Pakistan


Dr. Fehmida Mirza

Speaker, National Assembly of Pakistan
Parliament House
Islamabad, Pakistan


Mr. Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah

Federal Minister for Labour and Manpower
27, Minister’s Enclave
Islamabad, Pakistan


Mr. Syed Mumtaz Alam Gillani

Federal Minister for Human Rights
3rd Floor, Old USAID Building
Ataturk Avenue, G-5/1
Islamabad, Pakistan,


Dr. Zaheeruddin Babar Awan

Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs
Ministry for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs
Islamabad, Pakistan