“I realized forced labour was a huge social, economic and political issue”
Journalist Sharifa Madraimova tells us how Uzbek journalists can now freely report on forced labour.
Why we journalists have not been able to report on the exploitation of migrant workers
Nepalese journalist Hom Karki, has been researching and reporting on labour migration, human trafficking, forced labour and recruitment practices since 2009. He discussed with us the financial exploitation and mental abuse faced by Nepali migrant workers and their living conditions in the Gulf region.
Empowering trade unions crucial to ending labour exploitation
The Malaysian Government has launched its first National Action Plan to combat Forced Labour. Furthermore they recently ratified the ILO 2014 Forced Labour Protocol and pledged to become an Alliance 8.7 Pathfinder country, hence committing to take effective measures to eradicate forced labour and child labour. Trade unions will be instrumental to implement these commitments.
With Covid-19, forced labour is more clandestine, but more present than ever before
Peruvian journalist Elizabeth Salazar, winner of the 2018 South American Journalism Award from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) for her reporting on human trafficking, tells us about the challenges of investigating such issues, without paternalism or sensationalism.
Slavery: a subject too sensitive for journalists?
While some newsrooms are reluctant to tackle the subject of slavery, Malian journalist Maliki Diallo conducted an investigation on slavery that earned him a prestigious prize. Discover his testimony.
Eliminating bonded labour in Nepal: the example of the Bridge Project
In order to decrease their vulnerability and ensure they never fall back into forced labour situations, the ILO’s Bridge Project is supporting former bonded labourers of Nepal through livelihood trainings.
Improving access to protection and remedy for victims of human trafficking in Belgium and the Netherlands
A new technical study, launched by the ILO Brussels office, analyzes the challenges faced by victims of human trafficking to access protection and remedy in Belgium and the Netherlands.
Risk of forced labour rises as the crisis hits the most vulnerable
A recent ILO report highlights how the crisis has threatened the fundamental principles and rights at work – namely the freedom to organize and bargain collectively, and the freedom from forced labour, child labour, and discrimination in employment and occupation. However, these core labour standards constitute the foundation for building back a better, more just world of work in its aftermath.
The challenges of reporting on forced labour and fair recruitment
The ILO has developed a new resource for journalists to accurately report on forced labour and fair recruitment, developed by Kevin Burden and Charles Autheman. They told us about the challenges faced by journalists when reporting on such sensitive topics and how this Toolkit can help.
Building a future without forced labour
Determined companies of all sizes and sectors, employer and business membership organizations, and business networks are joining forces to end forced labour.
End human trafficking: how journalists can make an impact
Meet R.AGE, an award-winning team of investigative journalists who blew the lid off a global nexus of human traffickers in Malaysia.
The strength of tripartism: ratifying the Forced Labour Protocol
Only 21 countries have ratified the ILO Forced Labour Protocol since it was overwhelmingly adopted in 2014. Ed Potter and Yves Veyrier, who were respectively vice chairs of the Employer and Worker group in the Committee which led to its adoption, are worried about the slow pace of ratification. Today, they call on all countries to ratify the Forced Labour Protocol.
Modern Slavery: Is it happening next door to you?
They could be your neighbours, they could be the construction workers down the street. Modern slavery happens everywhere, including in Europe.
40 million in modern slavery say new global estimates
With the data for both forced labour and forced marriage included in the figures for the first time, a more accurate picture of modern slavery has emerged.
What it really takes to end modern slavery
Adopted by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in 2014, the Protocol enters into force on 9 November 2016. Rosinda Silva and Aurélie Hauchère Vuong, from the International Labour Office, explain why this date is important and what happens next.
What can businesses do to help end modern slavery?
Secretary-General of the International Organisation of Employers (IOE) explains what businesses can do to help end modern slavery.
Want to know how people get trapped in forced labour?
Our new InfoStories website offers a unique perspective on how people can end up being tricked into forced labour.
10 ways to recognize modern slavery
One of the biggest obstacles to tackling modern slavery is that it’s often hiding in plain sight. Learn how to know it when you see it.
How can you help end modern slavery?
Everybody has a part to play in the fight to end modern slavery. Join the 50 for Freedom Campaign and find out yours.
Modern slavery: where can you turn?
If you think someone is in modern slavery, there are numbers you can call for help. Here's a list of organisations with hotlines where you can get assistance.
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