BRIDGE project

Mongolian journalists speak for human rights and abolition of forced labour

In cooperation with the National Human Rights Commission of Mongolia (NHRCM), the ILO is organizing a meeting on forced labour and human rights with journalists and media professionals. Among others, the meeting aims at introducing the ILO media toolkit on forced labour and fair recruitment and promoting the upcoming training for journalists. The meeting is co-funded by the ILO Bridge II project.

The NHRCM is mandated to promote human rights education in the country. Within this mandate, the NHRCM has engaged with media and journalists to raise public awareness of various human rights aspects. In 2020, the NHRCM adapted an ILO media toolkit on forced labour and fair recruitment to the Mongolian contexts and trained the first group of 30 journalists using this toolkit with the ILO support.

Given the recent developments in legal frameworks, the toolkit is being updated, under the USDOL funded Bridge -II project, for the second training of Mongolian journalists. As a preparatory step for this training, the NHRCM and the ILO are organizing a promotional meeting with journalists and media professionals.

Among others, ILO consultant and lead trainer Charles Autheman will talk about roles of journalists and communicators in addressing forced labour and labour exploitation and raising public awareness.
About 40 participants including journalists from the NHRCM’s human rights journalist club and Youth Policy Watch NGO, other media professionals and representatives of NHRCM and ILO will attend the meeting.