14 February 2022
Female labour force participation in urban Pakistan is among the lowest in the world. In a new training, home-based women workers learn financial literacy, and perhaps most importantly, self-advocacy.
Panel discussion on ‘The benefits: learning from practical experience of producers – case study of collective bargaining at Kohinoor Textile Mills Ltd.’
05 December 2018
The ILO Labour Standards in Global Supply Chains (LSGSC) project, which is funded by BMZ on behalf of the Federal Republic of Germany, facilitated a panel discussion at the regional Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue for Change Conference on Scaling up Dialogue Approaches for Social Compliance organized by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on 15 November 2018 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The discussion provided the opportunity to share a regional-level exchange of first-hand worker and employer experiences of enterprise-level collective bargaining, complemented and contextualised by ILO expert perspectives.
Exposure visit of government officials from Pakistan to the work on labour inspection in the Philippines
20 November 2018
The ILO Islamabad office under its Dutch funded project on Strengthening Labour Inspection System in Pakistan (SLISP) organized an exposure visit of Pakistan’s Government officials to Philippines. The visit emulated helping the government officials grasp learning from the good practices in the Asia region and bring back replicable lessons pertaining to strengthening of Labour Inspection Management Information System (LIMS).
21 July 2016
Following the devastating floods in Pakistan’s rural Sindh province, the International Labour Organization joined the United Nations to help thousands of families put their lives back on track.
15 March 2016
The ILO’s theme for International Women’s Day 2016 is “Getting to Equal by 2030: The Future is Now”, reflecting the urgency of addressing the gaps in order to achieve the U.N. 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. The ILO office for Pakistan honoured this day with some excellent events on and around the big day of Tuesday 8 March.
02 November 2015
The ILO has set up weaving centres in one of Pakistan’s poorest provinces to boost the quality of the products, and improve skills and income of the weavers.
12 June 2015
Survey on “Measuring migration costs for low-skilled migrant workers from Pakistan to Saudi Arabia and the UAE”
24 March 2015
ILO is embarking on an exciting collaboration with the Lahore School of Economics (LSE) by commissioning a survey on “Measuring Migration Costs for Low-Skilled Migrant Workers from Pakistan to Saudi Arabia and the UAE” under the South Asia Labour Migration Governance (SALM) Project funded by the EU.
06 March 2015
Asma Ahmad Sheikh has helped people in rural Pakistan get training and set up their own businesses. Her work as a Changemaker led to her winning in a global skills competition.
26 February 2015
Promoting Gender Equality for Pakistan, an ILO project funded by the Canadian government, is working with tripartitie partners in Punjab to bring rights and recognition to domestic workers.
18 December 2014
18 December 2014
By Yoshiteru Uramoto, Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific of the International Labour Organization (ILO)
ILO and Pakistan Textile Exporters Association (PTEA) agree to jointly promote ‘International Labour Standards in Textile Industries in Pakistan’
20 August 2014
The Pakistan Textiles Exporters Association has partnered with ILO for technical assistance in helping the association and its members in designing, developing and enforcing a self-inspection system.
30 April 2014
Pakistani migrant workers, have very little information about the law in their own country or the destination country. They are given no pre-departure briefings or any information about how their embassy can support them once they leave. As a result, they are left to rely on recruitment agencies, who being largely unregulated, can be quite unscrupulous.
28 April 2014
Rubina’s story was told by representatives of the Punjab Literacy Department attending the South Asia Labour Conference recently held in Lahore. They were there to emphasize the close links between literacy, education, skills, employment and income.
24 April 2014
The Department of Labour Punjab and the ILO are working to extend labour laws and social protection to brick kiln workers. For some it starts with finding their fingerprints again.
03 February 2014
Gender stereotypes are common in Pakistani media and continue to make it difficult for women to play an equal role in the country’s workforce. A recent ILO project focuses on Pakistani journalists themselves, using media to re-shape public perception about working women.
15 October 2013
Changing perceptions is sometimes the biggest challenge when it comes to fighting child labour. But dialogue and cooperation is always a good start.
12 June 2013
When Farzana Hassan began teaching a handful of child labourers at an ILO project in Pakistan, she never imagined that, years later, she would have turned her classroom into a fully-fledged college for girls.
24 September 2012
For working women in Pakistan, the bus ride to work can be particularly uncomfortable. The country’s National Highways and Motorway Police (NH&MP) has been trying to change that, with a bit of help from the ILO.