BackgroundThe ILO has recognized the media as a key partner in reporting on abusive and deceptive recruitment in the labour migration process, sharing positive messages on migrant workers experiences, and in shaping the debates around fair migration and decent work. Numerous reports and articles have documented the recruitment channels used by migrant workers, the working and living conditions in countries of destination as well as stories of migrants before and after their migration experience. Abusive and deceptive recruitment practices, particularly in the labour migration process can lead to forced labour.
Objectives• To launch the ILO Media Toolkit of Forced Labour and Fair Recruitment, which have been adapted and translated into Nepali context to support Nepali, journalists covering the issue of labour migration.
• To share among the concerned stakeholders on the role of media in labour migration in the context of Nepal.
Webinar outcomes and way forward
• The Media Toolkit will support journalists covering the issue of labour migration, and present ILO’s perspective on sustainable and comprehensive solutions to ongoing migration issues.
• The Toolkit will serve as reference materials for future work on labour migration.