Feature articles

2017

  1. A landmark step —India ratifies ILO conventions on child labour

    13 June 2017

    With the ratification of ILO Conventions No. 138 and 182 – India now has ratified six out of eight ILO fundamental conventions.

  2. Good workplace practices improve safety and health

    27 April 2017

    India, a fast-growing economy, has a large chunk of working population. Increased manufacturing activities, technological advancements and change in work practices is on the rise. ILO experts write as to why fostering robust OSH practices at workplaces is the need of the hour.

  3. The paradox of low female labour force participation

    09 March 2017

    Sher Verick, Deputy Director, ILO Decent Work Team for South Asia and Country Office for India, talks about how India compares with other countries in Asia in terms of the level and trend of female labour force participation.

  4. “Young women must fight for equality” says lady trade unionist Dr Hemlata

    07 March 2017

    “The present policy trajectory that favours the rich needs to be changed to being pro-worker and pro-women” said the president of Centre of India Trade Unions (CITU) to ILO India while interviewed on the role of women in the world work and the trade union movement.

  5. Close the gender pay gap – How far are we?

    22 February 2017

    Gender inequality in the world of work has economic repercussions. Wage Specialist Xavier Estupinan decodes the wage gap issue in India and globally.

  6. A bazaar of hope and courage: Local women take charge

    09 February 2017

    ILO’s Work in Freedom programme has helped women in remote rural areas access local livelihood opportunities, and take charge of their economic well-being without having to migrate for work.

  7. No call to go unanswered – A unique initiative for domestic workers

    03 February 2017

    A toll free number has been piloted to record grievances among domestic workers. This unique platform enables a two-way communication between domestic workers and their representative organizations.

  8. From brooms to books: Ranjita returns to school

    01 February 2017

    Many choose migration to escape poverty for themselves and their families. The ILO’s Work in Freedom programme reduces vulnerability to trafficking of women and girls by supporting informed migration, fair recruitment and decent work.

  9. ILO and PMGSY – Road to ending poverty and creating prosperity

    20 January 2017

    ILO is associated with the Prime Minister’s Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) programme in India to enhance rural road connectivity and its maintenance.

2016

  1. SIYB training helped me launch my own business

    04 October 2016

    ILO's flagship programme on micro and small enterprise development is helping to create millions of jobs worldwide. This is currently being implemented in several Indian states and in over 100 countries worldwide.