Child Labor in Morocco: Oxfam Urges Greater Protection for Girls

Child Labor in Morocco: Oxfam Urges Greater Protection for Girls


Rabat, Morocco (TMT)- The non-governmental organization Oxfam has issued recommendations to reduce forced domestic work for young girls and enforce Law 19-12, which is related to combating human trafficking.

According to Oxfam’s research, children in Morocco are among the first victims of poverty and weakness, with over a third of the poor and almost a third of the weak population being children over 14 years old. The study also found that in 2021, around 148,000 out of 7.5 million children aged 7 to 17 were economically active in Morocco, representing 2% of this population group.

To address the issue of forced domestic work for young girls, Oxfam is calling for more efforts at social, economic, and political levels. This includes strengthening legal protection for girls who are victims of forced domestic work, identifying victims, and caring for and rehabilitating them.

The organization stresses the importance of raising awareness among the Moroccan people about the harmful consequences of forced domestic work on young girls’ development and well-being, investing in girls’ education, and economic development in poor areas of Morocco.

Involving local communities and strengthening cooperation between various stakeholders is also seen as crucial in addressing this issue.

The Moroccan Times.