Feature articles


  1. Why framing the discourse on human trafficking is important - some thoughts

    05 March 2015


  1. SAARC commits to helping migrant workers

    18 December 2014

    By Yoshiteru Uramoto, Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific of the International Labour Organization (ILO)

  2. Women at work – where we are, where we want to be

    08 March 2014

    To mark International Women’s Day, the ILO reflects on the progress that has been made and what still needs to be done to achieve gender equality in the workplace. Follow two women, an Indian CEO and a US school teacher, whose experiences shed an interesting light on the common challenges facing women across the globe.


  1. “We are not putting the business-as-usual lens on technical advice for India”

    25 September 2013

    says Tine Staermose, ILO Decent Work Technical Support Team for South Asia and Country Director for India in an interview with UNIC.

  2. India must have zero tolerance for workplace sexual harassment

    02 September 2013

    Sexual harassment is not just a violation of human rights, in the workplace it also damages productivity and professional relationships. Recent cases in India have drawn attention to the problem, but the ILO is working with employers and managers to address sexual harassment in the workplace and change attitudes.

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    Convergence – A way to end child labour in India

    31 July 2013

    The ILO teams up with the local authorities to help remove and prevent children from entering child labour in urban and rural areas in five states.

  4. Question and answers on Work In Freedom programme

    15 July 2013

    The 5-year joint DFID/ILO programme aims to prevent over 100,000 girls and women from South Asia from falling victim to child and labour trafficking.

  5. A smart way to prevent bonded labour

    03 May 2013

    A young couple and their new baby are the first beneficiaries of a national health insurance scheme which now extends to migrant brick kiln workers at risk of bondage, in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.

  6. India: Why is women’s labour force participation dropping?

    13 February 2013

    More women in India of working age are enrolling in secondary school but that is only one reason why the number of women who are either working or looking for a job is decreasing.


  1. Migrant workers in Jordan are making their voices heard

    12 December 2012

    As the world marks International Migrants Day on December 18, ILO News looks at the impact of legislation allowing migrant workers in Jordan to join trade unions.