20 August 2013
The ILO's Maritime Labour Convention, which enters into force worldwide August 20, 2013, provides for the first time comprehensive protection at work for seafarers, while also promoting conditions of fair competition for shipowners.
13 August 2013
In 2011, Jordan adopted the National Framework to Combat Child Labour. This video tells the story of 14-year-old Nabeel, a former child labourer from Al-Ruseifeh, Zarqa Governorate, who dropped out of school and was working as an auto mechanic. Encouraged to return to school by a team of local authorities, Nabeel has since learned how to read and write. The ILO is providing technical support to government, social partners and civil society on the practical implementation of the National Framework as part of the U.S. Department of Labor funded project "Moving Towards a Child Labour Free Jordan".
15 July 2013
Millions of women are trafficked from South Asia each year into exploitative forced labour like conditions. The UK Department for International Development (DFID), the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) have launched a new “Work in Freedom” programme to fight trafficking of women and girls from South-Asia.
12 June 2013
In Malawi, poverty, lack of education, gender inequalities and the HIV pandemic are the engines driving child labour, and make it so hard to defeat. But a new intervention called "convergence" -- which integrates action at the national, district and local levels, is showing promise to create child labour free zones in the areas where it has been implemented. The convergence model is showing results in one of the world's poorest countries, where child labour has long been a part of daily life. In Malawi, the "Integrated Area Based Approach" is showing the way for communities themselves to take the lead in ending child labour.
22 May 2013
A study by the National Steering Committee on Pay Equity (NSCPE) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) on pay discrimination in private schools and universities in Jordan has found a stark pay gap between women and men and put forward legal amendments to promote equal remuneration for all workers.This video presents a real life case of a teacher who left the private education sector due to issues of gender pay discrimination which she faced.
15 May 2013
The fishing industry employs more than 50 million people around the world and those who earn their lives from the sea are often exposed to challenging and risky conditions. The ILO's Work in Fishing Convention, 2007 (No. 188) was adopted to ensure that fishers have decent working conditions on board fishing vessels. The Convention also puts in place a mechanism to ensure compliance with, and enforcement of its provisions by States. Now, fishing vessels and those on extended international voyages may be subject to labour inspections in foreign ports.
25 April 2012
10 April 2012
When you think of what trade unions do, rescuing children from illegal child labour is not usually the first thing that comes to mind. But in India's Tamil Nadu State, six trade unions have come together to eradicate child labour, especially in its most hazardous forms. In the district of Erode, nearly a hundred children have been removed from auto and motorcycle repair shop work and are now back in school.
10 April 2012
Eradicating child labour is difficult, but some employers in India are finding a way. And along the way to eliminating child labour, employers are also discovering that it makes good business sense as well.
10 April 2012
In Ghana, the General Agricultural Workers' Union, known as the "G-A-W-U" with support from the ILO, has had a major impact on eliminating the worst forms of child labour. Acting both independently, and using "social dialogue" to collaborate with employers and government, the union fights child labour in three key sectors: fisheries, palm oil production, and cocoa farming.