News on forced labour

September 2001

  1. 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.