Feature articles

2017

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  2. Making SMEs productive and competitive to create more and better quality jobs in India

    08 September 2016

    The Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector of India plays a critical role in driving the country’s growth engine. But is the sector working fine? ILO- SCORE training programme equips MSMEs with critical factory management practices to improve their efficiency and productivity.

  3. Towards Decent Work – Workers take action

    02 August 2016

    Nearly 92 per cent of the Indian labour force is employed in the informal economy. It is crucial that workers learn about their rights so as to protect themselves from exploitation. However, for the future of work in India -- formalization is the step in right direction.

  4. Working with dignity and freedom

    14 July 2016

    Anupa talks about how informed migration, fair recruitment practices can play a pivotal role in ensuring decent work for many migrant women workers like her.

  5. Trafficking of women, chasing away our own demons and women’s rights

    16 March 2016

    This blog explores the links between migration and poverty through research, capacity building and policy engagement as part of the Migrating out of Poverty RPC - a DFID-funded research consortium with partners in Bangladesh, Ghana, Kenya, Singapore and South Africa.