News on forced labour

October 2001

  1. CHILD TRAFFICKING IN THAILAND

    09 October 2001

    A recent meeting of the International Labour Organization in Manila cited the growing number of reports of trafficking in children, organized trafficking networks and the increasing demand for younger children by the sex trade throughout Asia. But some people are staging a frontal attack on the abuse of children as Miguel Schapira of ILO Television explains.

September 2001

  1. FORCED LABOUR IN THAILAND

    18 September 2001

    Trafficking of women and children is a major problem in South-East Asia. While many of them willingly agree to leave home to work in another country, they are all too often tricked into taking jobs in the sex industry or other exploitative work, against their will. The Thai Government and the International Labour Organization are trying to rescue these victims of forced labour as we see in this report from ILO TV.

  2. Forced Labour in Brazil

    13 September 2001

    Forced labour is on the rise worldwide and is taking new and insidious forms, according to a new report from the International Labour Organization. But some governments along with church and civil groups are attacking this problem head on with encouraging results as we see in this report from ILO TV News.

  3. SUGAR CANE LABOUR IN BOLIVIA

    04 September 2001

    The sugar cane plantations of Bolivia recruit thousands of native peoples from remote corners of the Andean mountain region for the annual harvest. But a new report on forced labour from the International Labour Organization, the ILO, says that many of these workers are victims of abusive recruitment that leads them into a cycle of debt bondage. It is a practice that is resurgent in other parts of the world as well. ILO TV reports.

July 2001

  1. TRAFFICKING IN NEPAL

    19 July 2001

    Nepal has over 25,000 known AIDS victims, the majority of whom were infected when forced to work as prostitutes. Since 1996 the ILO has been supporting the government of Nepal to combat trafficking and new Time-Bound Programmes will provide education and vocational training for girls at risk.

June 2001

  1. TRAFFICKING IN EUROPE

    01 June 2001

    Trafficking in human beings is an issue of growing alarm, according to a new report by the International Labour Organization. While no country is untouched, Eastern Europe is facing a particular problem in the loss of its young women. ILO Television reports.

May 2000

  1. Forced to Labour (trailer)

    01 May 2000

    Everyday millions of people around the world are forced to labour under inhumane conditions with the threat of violence or abuse. This documentary examines specific examples of the global phenomenon of forced labour such as slavery, bonded labour, human trafficking and coercive recruitment and the socio economic conditions that allow it to persist. Full-length duration: 30 minutes.