Our experience

AGTR’s constantly aims at developing good practices that are simple and easily replicable, so that more and more people and institutions are motivated to address the issues of domestic service. For the same reason, AGTR has an ongoing line of both printed and virtual publications, in which it shares its strategy and methodology.

Over 25 years – from 1989 to 2014 – AGTR has reached out to thousands of children in child domestic labor and adults domestic workers, offering non-formal education to develop their personal and work skills, as well as good practices to and empower and protect them.

Some girls and women have completed secondary school, thanks to scholarships; others have become promoters and mentors for paople in a similar situation. That is, not only have they changed their lives, but they are also leaders within their communities.

Throughout the years, AGTR’s allies included the beneficiaries’ own families, educational institutions and many Peruvians and foreign volunteers, among others.

The Peruvian State continues to have many weaknesses, such as the non-ratification of the ILO Convention 189, the review of the Child and Adolescent Code,  the supervision and sanction of those who break the rules of domestic service, such as employers and employment agencies. However, we must recognise that we have achieved a lot during the past 25 years, especially as far as the interest and engagement in this matter are concerned.

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