Videos on forced labour

July 2016

  1. Robin Wright tells a harrowing real-life story

    30 July 2016

    Listen to Gulnara’s story of being trafficked into forced prostitution – as told by actress Robin Wright, for the 50 For Freedom campaign to end modern slavery.

June 2016

  1. Joaquin Furriel tells the real-life story of a couple trapped in forced labour

    30 June 2016

    Argentinian actor, Joaquin Furriel, voices the real-life story of a man who along with his wife is trapped in forced labour. Furriel is one of several artists supporting the 50 for Freedom campaign against modern slavery, being led by the International Labour Organization.

  2. France commits to ending modern slavery

    07 June 2016

    France’s Minister for Labour, Employment, Vocational Training and Social Dialogue, Ms Myriam El Khomri, explains why France has ratified the Forced Labour Protocol. We also hear from Yves Veyrier, Garance Pineau and Claude Jeannerot about what this means for the workers, the employers and the government in France. (In French with subtitles in English)

December 2015

  1. ILO Director-General calls on governments to take action to end modern slavery

    02 December 2015

    In a statement to mark International Day for the Abolition of Slavery on 2 December, the Director-General of the International Labour Organization, Guy Ryder, calls on governments to ratify the ILO's Forced Labour Protocol to make a real change in the lives of the 21 million people worldwide who are trapped in modern slavery.

October 2015

  1. David Oyelowo gives voice to victim trapped in modern slavery

    20 October 2015

    As part of the global launch of the International Labour Organization’s 50 for Freedom campaign against modern slavery, Selma actor, David Oyelowo, voices the real-life story of a man tricked and trapped into slavery. Oyelowo is one of several Hollywood artists who are supporting the campaign, led by the ILO, which launches on 20 October.

  2. Wagner Moura tells the real-life story of a modern-day slave

    20 October 2015

    The International Labour Organization's Goodwill Ambassador, actor, Wagner Moura, voices the real-life story of a victim of forced labour, in support of the 50 for Freedom campaign against modern slavery. The campaign aims to persuade governments to ratify a new international treaty - the Forced Labour Protocol - which is designed to eliminate contemporary forms of slavery for good.

  3. Maria Grazia Giammarinaro: "Joining efforts to combat forced labour and trafficking in persons"

    07 October 2015

    This video captures the views of Dr. Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially in women and children, on how to prevent forced labour and trafficking in persons. It was prepapred for the joint ILO, UNODC and OHCHR side-event to the Human Rights Council on "Preventing the exploitation of workers during recruitment", which took place on June 24, 2015 in Geneva.

  4. Towards a fairer workplace: The fight to end gender-based discrimination in Jordan’s labour market

    07 October 2015

    Jordan’s National Committee on Pay Equity and the International Labour Organization (ILO) are working together to tackle gender-based discrimination in the workplace, where women often receive less wages and benefits than their male counterparts for carrying out the same job. Some of these women have decided to share their experiences in the workplace.

September 2015

  1. Fair Recruitment Matters

    21 September 2015

    This video captures an array of views on fair recruitment from government officials, representative employers’ and workers’ organizations and other key partners involved in ILO's Fair Recruitment Initiative. The ILO launched this global multistakeholder initiative to help prevent human trafficking and forced labour; protect the rights of workers, including migrant workers, from abusive and fraudulent practices during the recruitment process; reduce the cost of labour migration and enhance development outcomes for migrant workers and their families, as well as for countries of origin and destination.

July 2015

  1. Working together against trafficking in persons

    28 July 2015

    "21 million of the most vulnerable workers have been tricked and trapped into forced labour. We cannot stop until we get every single one of them out of forced labour and into Decent Work," said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder in a joint message by the Inter-agency Coordination Group against Trafficking in Persons to mark the World Day against Trafficking in Persons, 30 July 2015. (Closed Captions available)