Photos and videos on labour migration

October 2015

  1. IDWF Online Communication Network Helps Domestic Workers around the Globe Unite

    01 October 2015

    The International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) in partnership with the International Labour Organization is excited to launch its communication network for domestic workers around the globe to connect with one another online. This network, the first of its kind serving to unite 52 million domestic workers around the globe, has been initiated with the support of the ILO and the Olof Palme Centre.

September 2015

  1. Fair Recruitment Matters

    21 September 2015

    This video captures an array of views on fair recruitment from government officials, representative employers’ and workers’ organizations and other key partners involved in ILO's Fair Recruitment Initiative. The ILO launched this global multistakeholder initiative to help prevent human trafficking and forced labour; protect the rights of workers, including migrant workers, from abusive and fraudulent practices during the recruitment process; reduce the cost of labour migration and enhance development outcomes for migrant workers and their families, as well as for countries of origin and destination.

  2. The Joint Labour Migration Program for Africa

    10 September 2015

    When we hear about migration in Africa, we think about Africans leaving the continent to Europe or to America. But in Sub Saharan Africa, 65 % of those migrating are staying in Africa. Labour migration is also about the movement of Africans within Africa. How do we respond best to this daily phenomenon?

  3. Why is reporting fairly on migration so important?

    03 September 2015

    Millions move to Middle East in search for decent work. Media reporting on labour migration plays a critical role in how we view migrant workers.

  4. Words matter: Why is rights-based terminology seen as critical?

    03 September 2015

    Migration issues are sensitive issues. Rights-based terminology, avoiding both pity and xenophobic discourse, is required.

  5. Building Bridges: How can Media, Trade Unions and Civil Society work together?

    03 September 2015

    Journalists, NGOs and trade unions help promote and protect migrant workers’ rights.

  6. Ethical reporting on labour migration: Key issues

    03 September 2015

    The “Do No Harm” approach must prevail when reporting on labour migration.

August 2015

  1. A centre for migrant workers in Jordan

    19 August 2015

    Tens of thousands of migrants work in Jordan's fast-growing garment sector, but many of them face difficult living and working conditions. The ILO is working to change that, and has established a workers' center in Jordan's largest industrial zone. (Closed Captions available)

July 2015

  1. BBC speaks to Max Tunon, ILO Migration Project Manager

    08 July 2015

  2. Al Jazeera interviews ILO expert Michelle Leighton on migration crisis in the Mediterranean

    08 July 2015