Videos on forced labour

August 2016

  1. Zambian musician Lindiwe Bungane gives voice to victim of modern slavery

    11 August 2016

    Zambian musician, Lindiwe Bungane, tells the real-life story of Thandi, a migrant domestic worker trapped in modern slavery. This video has been produced in support of the ILO’s 50 for Freedom campaign.

July 2016

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    Forced labour, human trafficking and slavery: Their photos, their stories

    30 July 2016

    To mark the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, here are a series of photos taken by a group of trafficking victims.

  2. Robin Wright tells a harrowing real-life story

    30 July 2016

    Listen to Gulnara’s story of being trafficked into forced prostitution – as told by actress Robin Wright, for the 50 For Freedom campaign to end modern slavery.

June 2016

  1. Joaquin Furriel tells the real-life story of a couple trapped in forced labour

    30 June 2016

    Argentinian actor, Joaquin Furriel, voices the real-life story of a man who along with his wife is trapped in forced labour. Furriel is one of several artists supporting the 50 for Freedom campaign against modern slavery, being led by the International Labour Organization.

  2. France commits to ending modern slavery

    07 June 2016

    France’s Minister for Labour, Employment, Vocational Training and Social Dialogue, Ms Myriam El Khomri, explains why France has ratified the Forced Labour Protocol. We also hear from Yves Veyrier, Garance Pineau and Claude Jeannerot about what this means for the workers, the employers and the government in France. (In French with subtitles in English)

December 2015

  1. ILO Director-General calls on governments to take action to end modern slavery

    02 December 2015

    In a statement to mark International Day for the Abolition of Slavery on 2 December, the Director-General of the International Labour Organization, Guy Ryder, calls on governments to ratify the ILO's Forced Labour Protocol to make a real change in the lives of the 21 million people worldwide who are trapped in modern slavery.

October 2015

  1. David Oyelowo gives voice to victim trapped in modern slavery

    20 October 2015

    As part of the global launch of the International Labour Organization’s 50 for Freedom campaign against modern slavery, Selma actor, David Oyelowo, voices the real-life story of a man tricked and trapped into slavery. Oyelowo is one of several Hollywood artists who are supporting the campaign, led by the ILO, which launches on 20 October.

  2. Wagner Moura tells the real-life story of a modern-day slave

    20 October 2015

    The International Labour Organization's Goodwill Ambassador, actor, Wagner Moura, voices the real-life story of a victim of forced labour, in support of the 50 for Freedom campaign against modern slavery. The campaign aims to persuade governments to ratify a new international treaty - the Forced Labour Protocol - which is designed to eliminate contemporary forms of slavery for good.

  3. Maria Grazia Giammarinaro: "Joining efforts to combat forced labour and trafficking in persons"

    07 October 2015

    This video captures the views of Dr. Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially in women and children, on how to prevent forced labour and trafficking in persons. It was prepapred for the joint ILO, UNODC and OHCHR side-event to the Human Rights Council on "Preventing the exploitation of workers during recruitment", which took place on June 24, 2015 in Geneva.

  4. Towards a fairer workplace: The fight to end gender-based discrimination in Jordan’s labour market

    07 October 2015

    Jordan’s National Committee on Pay Equity and the International Labour Organization (ILO) are working together to tackle gender-based discrimination in the workplace, where women often receive less wages and benefits than their male counterparts for carrying out the same job. Some of these women have decided to share their experiences in the workplace.