Forced labour resources

  1. Dancing to her own beat

    20 October 2022

    Persons with disabilities face significant obstacles to accessing decent work. Which is why Tharshini believes that sharing her story is important. For her employment at an enterprise in Kilinochchi, Sri Lanka not only opened up the world of work, but also reignited her passion for dancing.

  2. Launch of guide “Addressing, preventing and eliminating forced labour in the rubber industry in Malaysia: A practical guide for Malaysian employers in the rubber industry”

    08 August 2022

    By Panudda Boonpala, Deputy Regional Director, ILO Regional Office for Asia and Pacific at the Launching Ceremony: A Practical Guide on Forced Labour for Malaysian Rubber Industry on 8 August 2022, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  3. New employers guide will support Malaysian rubber industry in fight against forced labour

    08 August 2022

    The guide is produced by the Malaysian Rubber Council (MRC) in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO) and through the support of the European Union. It provides practical guidance to employers in the rubber industry in Malaysia, particularly those employing migrant workers, on how to identify risks of forced labour in the recruitment, employment and sourcing practices, and how to effectively address, prevent and eliminate these risks.

  4. Addressing, preventing and eliminating forced labour in the rubber industry in Malaysia: A practical guide for Malaysian employers

    08 August 2022

    This Guide is a joint initiative of the MRC and the ILO project: “Sustainable Supply Chains to Build Forward Better” (SSCBFB) and through the support of the European Union. It aims to provide practical guidance to employers in the rubber industry in Malaysia, particularly those employing migrant workers, on how to identify risks of forced labour in the recruitment, employment and sourcing practices, and how to effectively address, prevent and eliminate these risks.

  5. Forced or compulsory labour

    06 July 2022

    The video gives brief introduction of forced or compulsory labour and indicators of forced labour, reasons for abolition of forced labour and relevant international standards. It also highlights Vietnamese laws to enforce these international standards.

  6. ILO supports the launch of Indonesia’s first Trade Unions’ Network in the Fishing Sector

    23 June 2022

    The 8.7 Accelerator Lab programme together with the Bureau of Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) supported the launch of a Trade Unions’ Network in the fishing sector aiming to foster a common voice between trade unions and to reinforce bilateral and tripartite social dialogue in the fishing sector.

  7. Lessons learned: Lessons learned on policy and programme responses to unfree labour in destination countries for migrant women workers

    16 June 2022

    This document describes the lessons learned by the Work in Freedom programme on policy and programme responses to unfree labour in destination countries for migrant women workers. This compilation was preceded by an earlier edition of Lessons Learned in October 2021 on recruitment of migrant workers, and another one in April 2021, on outreach to migrant women in areas of origin.

  8. Fighting discrimination against women and girls in Pakistan

    23 May 2022

    Young girls have been educated and motivated to raise awareness of Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work among cotton growing communities. The ILO developed this testimonial under its project “Promoting Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work in the Cotton Supply Chain”, funded by INDITEX.

  9. At land or sea, decent work is a right for all

    01 May 2022

    An ‘out of sight, out of mind’ attitude prevails all too often when it comes to the labour rights of workers employed in South East Asia’s fishing and seafood processing sectors. On International Workers' Day, Mi Zhou and Benjamin Harkins argue that it’s time for change.

  10. Acting together to build a positive culture of safety and health

    28 April 2022

    An opinion editorial by Chihoko Asada-Miyakawa, Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for the International Labour Organization for Asia and the Pacific , in conjunction with the commemoration of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work with examples from Indonesia. The opinion article was published by the Jakarta Post on 28 April.