VideoDecember 18, 2008
Living in a poor rural area of Moldova, 17-year old Maria grabbed the chance for a better life when a family friend promised her lucrative work abroad. Instead she found herself doing forced labour on a farm in Russia, with no passport or money to get back home. Breaking this cycle of human trafficking will involve improving decent work prospects for Moldavians at home, as ILO TV reports.
ArticleDecember 17, 2008
At 16 per cent, the region of Chernivtsi in Ukraine has the highest unemployment rate in the country and the lowest number of women employed. This is why the region was chosen for an ILO project, funded by Development Cooperation Ireland, that addresses the root causes of labour migration and tries to stem irregular migration and trafficking through training, job placement and entrepreneurial activities. ILO Online reports from Chernivtsi, Ukraine.
01 March 2011
A new technical cooperation project started in Ukraine and Moldova on 1 March 2011 with funding by the European Union to support these countries to develop and effectively implement rights-based migration policies and programmes, in line with the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) international labour standards and the principles and guidelines of the ILO Multilateral Framework on Labour Migration.
01 January 2009
Until recently, the spotlight throughout Europe has been on forced labour involving undocumented workers or those who have not migrated through regular channels. However, trafficking for labour exploitation, including forced labour, is now moving up the agenda of policy-makers as more evidence of its existence comes to light. The ILO report on forced labour - The Cost of Coercion - reviews the situation in Central and Eastern Europe