The competition, run by the non-governmental organization, 'Poster for tomorrow', elicited many powerful and shocking representations of a world without fundamental rights at work – including child labour, forced labour and inequality. An exhibition of some of the winning posters is being held at the ILO headquarters in Geneva until 19th of June 2015.
168 million children worldwide are trapped in child labour. Most never get the chance to make their own choices and thrive.
© Yusuf Khaliq, India, “Child labour”
Many do not attend school regularly. Instead of having the time to learn, they spend their days working, often in hazardous industries.
© Arnaud Faverjon, France, “Factory Exit”
Child labour deprives millions of children of enjoyment and learning through play.
© Sara Nisar, Pakistan, “Understand the difference”
Millions of children are forced to work in sweatshops and mines, on construction sites and on farms.
© Arbesu Nacho, Spain, “This is not a machine”
Nearly 21 million people are in forced labour often hidden from public view and are difficult to identify.
© Edward Coffey, Australia, “Standards!”
As many as 90 per cent of workers in forced labour are abused and exploited in the private economy.
© Munevver Sevim, Turkey, “Equality”
Those in forced labour are intimidated and forced to work long hours without breaks, are denied a voice and basic rights at work.
© Criado David, Spain, “Isn’t work”
More than half of the victims of forced labour are women and girls, many of them trapped in forced sexual exploitation.
© Ricardo Garla, Brazil, “Child exploitation”
4,5 million people, most of them women and girls, are forced into sexual exploitation, both across and within national borders.
© Piyanuttapool Tuwanon, Thailand, “New arrival”
Trafficked women lose their identity, their hopes and dreams of a decent life.
© Antoine Croteau-Benoit, Canada, “9736”
Everyday, in the workplace, women face discrimination on several levels, including pay.
© Francisco Giler, Ecuador, “Different gender, same value”
On average, women earn 23 per cent less than their male counterparts.
© Arman Anzapour, Iran, “Income inequality”
Often women have to interrupt their careers because they do not have access to paid leave before and after they give birth.
© Claire Hutchinson, Australia, “Lose job”
Working mothers have no choice but to juggle long working hours and caring for their families without adequate support systems.
© Lex Drewinski, Germany, “Double work”
People living with a disability also face barriers in the workplace caused by discrimination.
© Onur Askin, Turkey, "Disability"