India’s Great Invisible Workforce

India’s Great Invisible Workforce

Neeta Lal – IPS – Monday, 21 July 2014 (originally published NEW DELHI, Jul 17 2014 (IPS) – According to census data released this month, a whopping 160 million women in India, 88 percent of who are of working age (15 to 59 years), are confined to their homes performing ‘household duties’ rather than gainfully […]

International Women face Maternity Protection Discrimination

International Women face Maternity Protection  Discrimination

Lisa Schlein for VA – WNN Science & Health Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: A new report by the International Labor Organization finds the large majority of women workers, at least 830 million, does not have adequate maternity protection and continue to face discrimination in the labor market. Despite progress in maternity protection, ILO officials say […]

EU: Forced Labor and Globlization

EU: Forced Labor and Globlization

Nisha Varia for Human Rights Watch – WNN Justice (WNN/HRW) EUROPE: Forced labor, human trafficking, and other forms of modern-day exploitation may seem distant from the lives of ordinary Europeans celebrating Labor Day with a spring holiday. These abuses are often seen as a scourge of countries beset with poverty, corruption, and crime. Yet the International […]

ILO Initiative Protects Women from Modern-Day Slavery

ILO Initiative Protects Women from Modern-Day Slavery

A Staff Reporter – India West – Wednesday, 11 September 2013 (originally published 08 September 2013) Over 100,000 girls and women in South Asia are set to benefit from a new initiative by the International Labor Organization and the UK Department for International Development, which aims to prevent trafficking within the region and to the […]