Video and audio stories


  1. VIDEO: “It is difficult to ignore women anymore as a vital part of the workforce”

    24 March 2018

    Thirty six year old Durga Nandini talks about the need for gender-sensitive workplaces. A small-town resident, from a very early age, Durga moved different cities in search of better job prospects. She talks about her experiences as a working mother, equal parenting and more. A video excerpt.

  2. AUDIO: “It is difficult to ignore women anymore as a vital part of the workforce”

    22 March 2018

    Thirty-six year old Durga Nandini began her career as a journalist. She now works with an online petition platform that helps people raise their voice on critical social justice issues. In this podcast, Nandini talks about the challenges women in India still face when it comes their work being recognized. She also talks about her journey in parenting and her employer’s support, and why we must strive to get more women in the workforce.

  3. Why do we see less women in India’s workforce?

    06 March 2018

    Poor jobs, less decision making powers, increased care burden, unfair treatment – these are still everyday realities for scores of women in employment. And in India, the participation of women in the labour is steadily declining.

  4. TB: Let’s work on it

    22 January 2018

    The video captures the current TB scenario in India and how the disease impacts incomes and the economy at large.


  1. Partnerships, mobility of academia, tapping into diaspora network

    14 December 2017

    Stakeholder voices on enhancing migration and mobility between EU and India.

  2. How International labour standards help ensure rights of all workers

    23 October 2017

    Miranda Fajerman, Specialist on International Labour Standards calls on legislative responses and political commitment to tackle structural discrimination and inequality.

  3. Why we must achieve a common standard for all workers

    06 October 2017

    Gabriel Bordado, Senior Skills Specialist speaks about the challenges and the ways to ensure sustainable skills development in the South Asia region.

  4. How can good data help measure development goals?

    03 October 2017

    Labour Statistician Specialist Jean-Marie Hakizimana, talks about how availability of reliable data is critical to measure developmental goals.

  5. Everyone has a right to social protection

    29 September 2017

    Markus Ruck, Senior Specialist on Social Security talks of the challenges in extending social security to workers in South Asia and ways to overcome them.

  6. How sustainable wage policies can address inequality

    29 September 2017

    Xavier Estupinan, Wage Specialist explains how sustainable wage policies help improve real wages and reduce inequality.

  7. Technical cooperation, research pivotal to advance dialogue

    26 September 2017

    Stakeholder voices on enhancing migration and mobility between EU and India.

  8. Align qualification frameworks to facilitate labour mobility

    26 September 2017

    Stakeholder voices on enhancing migration and mobility between EU and India.

  9. Training boosts local employment and empowerment

    06 September 2017

    Deborah Greenfield, ILO Deputy Director-General, visits a training centre in Chhattisgarh where rural youth are learning concepts of civil engineering to become barefoot technicians.

  10. Technical knowledge and awareness, a must

    06 September 2017

    Khela Ram, a trainee barefoot technician, says that technical knowledge and awareness of government schemes relating to rural development is a dire need in his community.

  11. I feel empowered and my mindset has changed

    06 September 2017

    Radhika Sahu says that the BFT training has helped her access opportunities and feel empowered.

  12. Training young people to fulfil real needs in the rural economy

    04 September 2017

    Deborah Greenfield, ILO Deputy Director-General, speaks about how training rural youth to become barefoot technicians has helped provide solutions to local challenges in maintaining rural works and in employment generation.

  13. Creating opportunities for young rural women in India

    04 September 2017

    Deborah Greenfield, ILO Deputy Director-General, talks about how young rural women are breaking conventional gender norms by training to become barefoot technicians.

  14. Decent work for domestic workers

    25 August 2017

    Domestic workers often face very low wages, long hours, and no guaranteed weekly rest days. At times they are also vulnerable to physical, mental and sexual abuse or restrictions on freedom of movement.

  15. Training is paramount to access the overseas market

    13 July 2017

    Shameem Ahmed Noman speaks about the critical role that training centers play for migrant workers and the need to expand them in a country like Bangladesh.

  16. Skilling workers is key to remittance flow and better job prospects overseas

    13 July 2017

    Jabed Ahmed speaks about why skilling plays a critical role for migrating workers from Bangladesh.