Articles and features

  1. Playing for equality

    06 November 2014

    A cricket tournament highlights issues affecting migrant workers in Lebanon - and hits out at discrimination to bring communities together.

  2. Fight underway to end gender pay discrimination in Jordanian private education

    09 October 2014

    The lack of pay equity between men and women in Jordan’s private education sector highlights a national trend that demands a holistic response.

  3. © Anwar Amro / AFP 2019

    Edging closer to justice: The journey of migrant domestic workers in Lebanon

    15 August 2014

    One migrant domestic worker in Lebanon decided to fight the “kafala” system and escape her employers. She took her case to a Lebanese court, and, seven years on, has been rewarded by achieving a measure of justice, a feat that would have seemed impossible to achieve a mere decade ago.

  4. Jordan workers’ centre proves an essential lifeline for migrants

    04 August 2014

    In less than one year the Al Hassan Industrial Zone Workers’ Centre in Jordan has become a model for servicing migrant workers.

  5. Tackling Jordan’s youth unemployment hands-on

    27 March 2014

    The ILO and its partners use apprenticeship programmes to fight youth unemployment in Jordan.

  6. 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.

  7. Building livelihood resilience amidst a refugee crisis

    05 March 2014

    The ILO’s efforts to build the employment and livelihoods of Jordanian communities hosting Syrian refugees have begun to bear fruit.

  8. More rights for Jordan’s garment workers

    01 November 2013

    Workers in Jordan’s Qualified Industrial Zones have held numerous strikes over the past years to protest against what they perceive as labour rights violations. A new collective bargaining agreement is now aiming to improve the situation.

  9. © Mattes René / hemis.fr 2019

    ILO Governing Body reviews progress on the situation of domestic workers worldwide

    25 October 2013

    The organization’s executive body discusses the measures that countries have adopted since the adoption of the ILO’s Domestic Workers Convention, as well as the steps that are needed to achieve decent working conditions for the world’s 53 million domestic workers.

  10. Leaving a life of child labour behind

    14 August 2013

    How a Jordanian teenager quit working as a car mechanic and returned to full-time education.