Feature articles

2022

  1. OpEd: The Panchtantra of the future of work

    19 September 2022

    Looking at a fairer and more inclusive world of work, OpEd by Ms Dagmar Walter, Director, ILO DWT/CO-New Delhi.

  2. OpEd: The gender pay gap, hard truths and actions needed

    19 September 2022

    To mark International Day for Equal Pay, the ILO DWT/CO-New Delhi Director, Ms Dagmar Walter, and UN Women India Representative, Susan Ferguson, jointly authored this OpEd.

  3. Regional Director meets trade union leaders empowered to 'work in freedom'

    29 July 2022

    Ms Chihoko Asada-Miyakawa, ILO’s Regional Director for Asia and Pacific, met the women working with the Work in Freedom programme, who shared their struggles and victories from the COVID-19 pandemic

  4. Fighting for rights and the future of ‘chikankari’

    01 June 2022

    From making beautiful embroideries to lending a helping hand to others during the COVID-19 pandemic, Uzma Jalees is determined that the rights of home-based workers should be recognized and indigenous artforms like Chikankari promoted.

  5. Getting children out of labour and back to learning

    30 May 2022

    The COVID-19 pandemic took millions of children, like Janny, out of school. The ILO helped them reconnect with their education, friends and future.

  6. Social dialogue for safe workplaces

    29 April 2022

    Opinion written by Dagmar Walter, Director, ILO Decent Work Technical Support Team for South Asia and Country Office for India on World Safety and Health at Work Day, published in The Hindu

  7. Getting serious about supporting the care economy

    29 April 2022

    Opinion by Dagmar Walter, Director, ILO Decent Work Technical Support Team for South Asia and Country Office for India in The Hindu, on the Care Economy.

2021

  1. Decent work along the supply chains: Nurturing women’s entrepreneurship in Nepal

    03 August 2021

    A step towards formalization of women-led, small and micro home-based enterprises in Nepal’s supply chains helps business and workers alike.

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    Sustainable cotton farming brings better lives for farmers and their families

    02 August 2021

    ILO is working with global fashion giant Inditex to reduce the vulnerability of cotton-farming families in India so that children can experience their childhood without work and the families are able to support themselves.

  3. 10 years on from the ILO Domestic Workers Convention: What has changed?

    29 July 2021

    Over half of the world’s domestic workers are in Asia and the Pacific. 10 years on from the adoption of the Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189), Anna Olsen, Technical Specialist at the International Labour Organization’s TRIANGLE in ASEAN programme, discusses progress made and ongoing challenges for ensuring decent work for domestic workers in the region.