A major cause of forced labour in today’s global supply chains is the charging of recruitment fees to migrant workers. Such payments can create situations of debt bondage and leave low-wage workers vulnerable to human trafficking andfurther exploitation
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Launched in May 2016, the Leadership Group for Responsible Recruitment is a collaboration between leading companies and expert organisations to drive positive change in the way that migrant workers are recruited. Together, the aim is bold – the tota
The International Labour Organization (ILO) recently launched the 2018 Global Media Competition on Labour Migration and Fair Recruitment. The ILO has been leading the organizing of the said international media competition since 2015 to recognize exemplary
The Recruitment Advisor, developed by the ITUC with support from the ILO Fair Recruitment initiative, lists thousands of agencies in Nepal, Philippines, Indonesia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, and other countries. The platform allo
Migrant Dreams : The Story of migrant agricultural workers struggling against Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP)
A powerful feature documentary by multiple award-winning director Min Sook Lee (El Contrato, Hogtown, Tiger Spirit) and Emmy award-winning producer Lisa Valencia-Svensson (Herman’s House), tells the undertold story of migrant agricultural workers strugg
The objective of these non-binding ILO general principles and operational guidelines for fair recruitment is to inform the current and future work of the ILO and of other organizations, national legislatures, and the
Establishing a Standard Terms of Employment (STOE) for women migrant domestic workers is crucial as they are excluded from national labour laws of most countries, both countries of origin and destination. They are doubly vulnerable through their status as
The Dhaka Principles for Migration with Dignity are a set of human rights based principles to enhance respect for the rights of migrant workers from the moment of recruitment, during overseas employment and through to further employment or safe return to
CALL TO ACTION: STAND FIRM! Zero Recruitment Fees for Migrant Workers & Employer Pays Model Click Here to Sign our Change.org Petition in Solidarity with Migrants in Nepal Download the Petition in Nepali In July 2015, the Government of Nepal made a
In response to the challenges of migrant labour recruitment, the International Labour Organization (ILO) launched in 2014 a global “Fair Recruitment Initiative” to: help prevent human trafficking and forced labour protect the rights of workers, incl