Events and training on labour migration

October 2011

  1. Interactive Talkshow: “The Long Journey of Justice for Indonesian Migrant Workers”

    5 October 2011

    As the second largest sending country, some 700.000 documented Indonesian migrant workers leave the country for work abroad, primarily in East and South East Asia as well as the Middle East. Of these, 78 per cent work as domestic workers. In 2009, around 4.3 million Indonesians were estimated to be working abroad.

  2. Photo Exhibition on Migrant Workers - “The Long Road Home: Journeys of Indonesian Migrant Workers”

    2 - 5 October 2011

    As an effort to document the lives and migration experiences of Indonesian migrant domestic workers, the ILO in collaboration with Sim Chi Yin, a Singaporean photojournalist who is now based in Beijing, China, have developed a photo essay titled “The Long Road Home: Journeys of Indonesian Migrant Workers.”

September 2011

  1. Launch of Photo Essay on Migrant Workers - “The Long Road Home: Journeys of Indonesian Migrant Workers”

    29 September 2011

    As an effort to document the lives and migration experiences of Indonesian migrant domestic workers, the International Labour Organization (ILO) is going to launch a photo essay titled “The Long Road Home: Journeys of Indonesian Migrant Workers” in Jakarta.

August 2011

  1. Judicial Colloquium on Human Trafficking and Forced Labour for Magistrates

    7 - 9 August 2011

    The programme will include sessions on international labour standards and conventions relating to human trafficking and forced labour, domestic law and amendments on the subject, prosecutions, victims and psychological impact etc. This programme is being developed in consultation with the Ministry of Justice and the Judges Training Institute.

July 2011

  1. AP-MagNet discussion forum on public attitudes to migrant workers

    20 July - 10 August 2011

  2. National Stakeholder Workshop on Protecting Indonesian Migrant Workers and Their Families against Gender Based Violence and HIV/AIDS Vulnerabilities

    19 July 2011

    Migrant workers, particularly women migrant workers, are disproportionately at risk of becoming infected by HIV. This is evident through the increased number of HIV cases recorded among migrant workers. The Association of Hospital and Medical Center for Indonesian Manpower, HIPTEK, reported 174 HIV cases among 162.000 prospective migrant workers tested at 10 big health test centres in 2010. The NGO Caring of Migrant Workers reported handling 50 HIV cases among deported migrant workers in 2010.

May 2011

  1. Gender and Migration: Care Workers at the Interface of Migration and Development

    11 May 2011

    A special event by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (UN Women) and the International Labor Organization (ILO) at the Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC-IV)

September 2010

  1. Regional Workshop for Employers’ Organisations from the Southern Caucasus and Destination Countries on Strategies against Human Trafficking and Forced Labour

    23 - 24 September 2010

    The EU funded regional project “Strengthening of comprehensive anti-trafficking response in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia” takes place in the Caucasus region covering Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia and seeks to contribute to the progressive reduction of trafficking in human beings in these three countries. The Conference is a regional component of the Project and will contribute to the development of a coherent anti-trafficking strategy for the Employers’ Organizations to take action against forced labour and trafficking in human beings

July 2010

  1. Action to combat trafficking in human beings for the purpose of labour exploitation: Identification and protection of victims

    5 July 2010

    The conference will provide an overview of the results of the “FREED” Project, present the studies on trafficking for labour exploitation and forced labour in Italy and Poland, present the national versions of the handbook for labour inspectors and discuss their application on actual cases, discuss transnational cooperation mechanisms between labour inspectors and law enforcement agencies in source and destination countries, and share ideas about future steps towards an effective response to forced labour and labour exploitation.

June 2010

  1. Addressing the Demand Side of Chinese Migrant Workers in European Countries: Workshop in Italy

    21 - 24 June 2010

    Event organized by the ILO, in cooperation with the Italian Department for Equal Opportunities (DPO), as a component of the European Commission – China collaborative project “Capacity Building for Migration Management in China “(CBMM)