Articles and features

  1. © 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.

  2. 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

  3. © 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.

  4. © Joseph Eid / AFP 2019

    Lebanon’s long awaited pension reform within reach

    20 March 2013

    For many workers in the Lebanese private sector, reaching retirement age means facing an uncertain future with little access to social protection. But that’s about to change thanks to the collaborative work of the government, its social partners, the ILO and the World Bank.

  5. Global Employment Trends 2013: Facts and figures for Middle East

    22 January 2013

  6. Women and technology – the attitude gap

    07 January 2013

    From school to work, girls and women are lagging behind in the science and technology field. Traditional attitudes, as well as direct and indirect discrimination, are obstacles to progress.

  7. Migrant workers in Jordan are making their voices heard

    12 December 2012

    As the world marks International Migrants Day on December 18, ILO News looks at the impact of legislation allowing migrant workers in Jordan to join trade unions.

  8. Internships: Head start or labour trap?

    22 August 2012

    Internships can provide valuable work experience to young people. But as they become more common, so does the risk of abuse, especially during economic downturns. ILO News looks at the benefits and drawbacks of this practice.

  9. How the ILO supports change in the Arab world

    17 January 2012

    The world has been transfixed in admiration at the courage of the women and men who have taken to the streets across the Arab States over the past year. Farah Dakhlallah, ILO Regional Outreach and Advocacy Officer in Beirut, reports from Yemen and Lebanon where the ILO assists in preparing a better future for workers in the region.

  10. From Architect to Street Vendor: Discrimination at work against Persons Living with HIV in the Arab States

    30 November 2011

    Most Arab States do not have coherent national policies and laws designed to deal with HIV and AIDS in the workplace. They thus lack the means to prevent discrimination at work against nearly half a million of people living with HIV in the region. ILO Online reports from the capital of Jordan, Amman.