1. How to tackle labour migration and promote gender equality

    03 June 2016

    Most international migration today is related to seeking employment. The number of female migrant workers is on the rise. Effective labour migration governance requires innovative skills development programs and gender equality for social transformation, says Mildred Oliphant, South Africa's Minister of Labour and President of the 105th session of the International Labour Conference. #ILC2016.

  2. Get Ahead for Egyptian Women in Enterprise

    01 June 2016

    During 2015 and within the framework of the ILO Project "Decent Jobs for Egypt's Young People" funded by Canada, more than 450 women and girls in Minya, Port Said and Red Sea governorates were trained on entrepreneurial skills. Those beneficiaries profited from entrepreneurship trainings tailored for low-income and poorly literate women entitled: Get Ahead for Women in Entrepreneurship.

  3. Economic growth without jobs is "meaningless" says new ILC President

    30 May 2016

    South Africa's Minister of Labour, Mildred Oliphant, in her address as newly-elected President of the 105th session of the International Labour Conference, says the tripartite constituents of the ILO give a unique voice to every player in the global labour market. Oliphant told delegates that lower economic growth and persistent unemployment can only be responded to when the "real economic actors" share ideas.

  4. Post-exposure prophylaxis kit Educational material

    28 May 2016

    Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Kits comprise: a 28-day emergency medical treatment of antiretroviral therapy that can be used for an HIV-negative person following an accidental exposure to HIV (continue reading for reasons the antiretroviral medication of the kit might be harmful for a person living with HIV), emergency contraception, a pregnancy test, instructions for use and a reporting form. Taking antiretroviral medicines as Post-Exposure Prophylaxis should be viewed very seriously; antiretroviral medicines should not be considered as an alternative to practicing safer sex.

  5. The TREE of life: Skills for Youth Employment and Rural Development Programme

    24 May 2016

    The ILO’s TREE (Training for Rural Economic Empowerment) and Quality Improvement in Informal Apprenticeship (QIA) methodologies have been successfully implemented in about half of Zimbabwe’s 75 districts. Over 10,000 young men and women have benefitted from the roll out making them self or wage employed. In addition, around 1,500 master craftspersons are graduates of QIA with their income predicted to increase by 10% from baseline.

  6. Joint Programme for Gender Equality in Zimbabwe

    16 May 2016

    The ILO Country Office for Zimbabwe and Namibia is contributing to the implementation of the United Nations Joint Programme for Gender Equality (JPGE), a SIDA funded three year programme with UN Women and UNDP. The ILO component focuses on women’s economic empowerment and working conditions. The lives of 290 economically disadvantaged women selected from five districts of Chivi, Gutu, Murewa, Mutoko and Nyanga districts of Zimbabwe’s are changing through agriculture projects.

  7. ILO Global Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers

    05 May 2016

    The Global Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers and their Families seeks to promote the human and labour rights of migrant domestic workers worldwide by addressing the challenges that make migrant domestic workers particularly vulnerable to the risks of exploitation and abuse

  8. Studio Imbaba in Egypt

    27 April 2016

    Studio Imbaba is an innovative model that turned into a school of handicrafts and artisanal work, a studio and an Egyptian brand. This initiative was implemented within the framework of the ILO's project "Creating a Conducive Environment for the Effective Recognition and Implementation of Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work in Egypt".

  9. Global Supply Chains: what lessons from Kenya?

    31 March 2016

    Francis Atwoli, General Secretary of the Central Organisation of Trade Unions (COTU-Kenya) explains the impact of Global Supply Chains in Kenya and how Trade Unions can implement decent work in global supply chains.

  10. Future of Work: lessons from South Africa

    29 March 2016

    Bheki Ntshalintshali, General Secretary of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) discusses possible ways to overcome the technological advancement in the world of work and how trade unions can influence the discussion around the ILO Centenary initiative on the Future of Work.