21 August 2016
In Kenya Road Transportation accounts for over 70% of the country’s passenger and freight traffic, that sees millions of people and goods move every day. The public service vehicle industry is consequently a vital sector of the national economy. It is with this in mind and the potential inherent in the sector that the International Labour Organization with support from the Norwegian Agency for development Cooperation launched the Law Growth Nexus project to promote increased knowledge and compliance of labour laws in the public transport business and to create more and better jobs.
08 June 2016
In Zambia, the ILO’s ARISE programme is fighting to reduce child labour through education and training. The programme is helping to eliminate child labour in supply chains by addressing the economic and social factors that encourage small producers to employ children in hazardous work.
03 June 2016
Most international migration today is related to seeking employment. The number of female migrant workers is on the rise. Effective labour migration governance requires innovative skills development programs and gender equality for social transformation, says Mildred Oliphant, South Africa's Minister of Labour and President of the 105th session of the International Labour Conference. #ILC2016.
01 June 2016
During 2015 and within the framework of the ILO Project "Decent Jobs for Egypt's Young People" funded by Canada, more than 450 women and girls in Minya, Port Said and Red Sea governorates were trained on entrepreneurial skills. Those beneficiaries profited from entrepreneurship trainings tailored for low-income and poorly literate women entitled: Get Ahead for Women in Entrepreneurship.
30 May 2016
South Africa's Minister of Labour, Mildred Oliphant, in her address as newly-elected President of the 105th session of the International Labour Conference, says the tripartite constituents of the ILO give a unique voice to every player in the global labour market. Oliphant told delegates that lower economic growth and persistent unemployment can only be responded to when the "real economic actors" share ideas.
28 May 2016
Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Kits comprise: a 28-day emergency medical treatment of antiretroviral therapy that can be used for an HIV-negative person following an accidental exposure to HIV (continue reading for reasons the antiretroviral medication of the kit might be harmful for a person living with HIV), emergency contraception, a pregnancy test, instructions for use and a reporting form. Taking antiretroviral medicines as Post-Exposure Prophylaxis should be viewed very seriously; antiretroviral medicines should not be considered as an alternative to practicing safer sex.
24 May 2016
The ILO’s TREE (Training for Rural Economic Empowerment) and Quality Improvement in Informal Apprenticeship (QIA) methodologies have been successfully implemented in about half of Zimbabwe’s 75 districts. Over 10,000 young men and women have benefitted from the roll out making them self or wage employed. In addition, around 1,500 master craftspersons are graduates of QIA with their income predicted to increase by 10% from baseline.
16 May 2016
The ILO Country Office for Zimbabwe and Namibia is contributing to the implementation of the United Nations Joint Programme for Gender Equality (JPGE), a SIDA funded three year programme with UN Women and UNDP. The ILO component focuses on women’s economic empowerment and working conditions. The lives of 290 economically disadvantaged women selected from five districts of Chivi, Gutu, Murewa, Mutoko and Nyanga districts of Zimbabwe’s are changing through agriculture projects.
05 May 2016
The Global Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers and their Families seeks to promote the human and labour rights of migrant domestic workers worldwide by addressing the challenges that make migrant domestic workers particularly vulnerable to the risks of exploitation and abuse
27 April 2016
Studio Imbaba is an innovative model that turned into a school of handicrafts and artisanal work, a studio and an Egyptian brand. This initiative was implemented within the framework of the ILO's project "Creating a Conducive Environment for the Effective Recognition and Implementation of Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work in Egypt".