2021 Global Media Competition
International Labour Organization (ILO) in collaboration with the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), the International Organisation of Employers (IOE), the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the International Federation of Journalists, Equal Times, Solidarity Centre, and Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA) launches the 2021 Global Media Competition (GMC) .
This year, specific media coverage of the impact of COVID-19 on labour migration and fair recruitment, including contributions of migrant care workers, will be viewed favourably, as well as stories about migrant domestic workers to mark celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the ILO Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189).
Specific coverage of the following issues are encouraged:
COVID-19 impact on labour migration and fair recruitment, including on care workers’ contributions
Illustrate how COVID-19 affects international labour migration, migrant recruitment practices and migrant workers’ lives and their families. Media reports that highlight aspects of impact to the effective enjoyment of decent work are encouraged, including adequate working conditions, payment of wages, repatriation support and access to health care and social protection, as well as their exposure to potential exploitation and abuse.
Migrant domestic workers
Illustrate why it is important to ensure decent work for domestic workers , including their rights to a minimum set of protections under labour law and acknowledge the crucial social and economic contribution of domestic workers.
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