Campaigns

2015

  1. Decent Work for Domestic Workers begins at home

  2. For the second year celebration of World Day against Child Labour Campaing in Myanmar

    June 12 is the World Day Against Child Labour and this year’s theme is “No to Child Labour, Yes to Quality Education. In Yangon a national event is held with the Government, Workers and Employers Organizations, Civil Society, Private Businesses and Development Partners. At the community level, events in Mon and Kayin States with local partner organizations Karen Women Empowerment Group, Mon National Education Committee, Mon Women Organization and Women Empowerment Program are being with the participation of students, teachers and community members through awareness raising activities through arts and dialogue.

  3. World Day Against Child Labour - 12 June

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) launched the first World Day Against Child Labour in 2002 as a way to highlight the plight of working children. Observed on June 12th, the day is intended to serve as a catalyst for the growing worldwide movement against child labour. In 2015 the World Day Against Child Labour will focus particularly on the importance of quality education as a key step in tackling child labour. It is very timely to do so, as in 2015 the international community will be reviewing reasons for the failure to reach development targets on education and will be setting new goals and strategies.

  4. Sign up to end modern slavery

    One year after the adoption of the Protocol to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29) and accompanying Recommendation, the 104th Session of the International Labour Conference (ILC) presents a timely opportunity to engage with and garner the support of ILC delegates for a global campaign to end modern slavery.

  5. Signing up to end modern slavery

    ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, was joined by delegates to the International Labour Conference, in signing a signature panel symbolizing support for the 50 for Freedom campaign to end modern slavery. The campaign has the goal of encouraging 50 member States to ratify, by 2018, the Protocol to the Forced Labour Convention.

2014

  1. Following the journey of a migrant domestic worker in Lao PDR

    In Lao PDR, International Migrants Day will be marked through the screening of the film "My Name is Saray" across three national TV stations.

  2. Migrant workers on a Journey of Hope in Malaysia

    The Migration Works campaign will celebrate the contributions migrant workers make to Malaysia through art. An exhibition reflecting the positive contribution of migrant workers and reflecting migrant workers’ experiences in Malaysia will be hosted as part of week-long celebrations to mark International Human Rights Week.

  3. Migrants celebrate International Migrants Day in Myanmar

    As GMS TRIANGLE project began activities in Myanmar at the beginning of 2014, this year marks the first International Migrants Day celebrated by the project in the country. The project will support decentralised activities across key districts in Myanmar.

  4. Trade unions’ power to protect migrant workers celebrated in Viet Nam

    In Viet Nam, the National Project Coordinator of the GMS TRIANGLE project will participate in a live interview with the Vietnam Confederation of Labour (VGCL) to promote the role of trade unions in protecting migrant workers. The interview will take place on VOV1 on International Migrants day. An opinion piece on fair migration by ILO Regional Director Yoshiteru Uramoto will also be translated into Vietnamese and published widely.

  5. Journey of Voices: an exhibition celebrating International Migrants Day in Thailand

    The Saphan Siang campaign and World Vision have collaborated with art collective Public Delivery and artist Phil America to host an exhibition of art installations representing migrant workers’ contributions to fishing communities in Thailand, to coincide with International Migrants Day (18 December).