Articles and features

  1. 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.

  2. Tackling Jordan’s youth unemployment hands-on

    27 March 2014

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. © 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.

  7. 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.

  8. © Jared J. Kohler/ILO 2019

    Spreading the message on sexual harassment in Jordan’s garment factories

    03 July 2013

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) is helping to combat sexual harassment in garment factories in Jordan, through its Better Work programme.

  9. Apprenticeship Systems – what do we know?

    03 June 2013

    Adapted from “Overcoming the work-inexperience gap through quality apprenticeships – the ILO’s contribution” by Michael Axmann and Christine Hofmann, ILO Skills and Employability Department

  10. © Khalil Mazraawi / AFP 2019

    Gender Pay Discrimination in Jordan: A Call for Change

    22 May 2013

    The International Labour Organization is working with the Jordanian government and its social partners to help narrow the pay gap between men and women.