Iffat Jamil is program unit manager for Plan International Pakistan’s urban program in Islamabad. She has completed a Masters in Agriculture Economics and, after wanting to extend her knowledge further, she decided to study Development Studies at Melbourne University, Australian. Iffat now works in Plan International Pakistan’s Urban Program, where she ensures children receive their basic rights, including health, education, protection and an adequate standard of living. She is passionate about children and women’s rights and is working hard to ensure the rights of domestic workers, in particular, are recognized.
When domestic work falls under the category of informal labor, workers' rights are not secure and many young girls find themselves vulnerable to child labor. On World Against Child Labor Day, Plan International Pakistan's Iffat Jamil calls for a greater push for change.