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Employers reaffirm their support towards eradicating forced labour in all its forms

17.07.2013 11:07 Age: 4 yrs
Category: news, Forced Labour, Gender

The IOE participated in a two-day high-level conference hosted by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), ILO and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine for the launch of the ILO-DIFD Work in Freedom programme – an initiative that aims to prevent the trafficking of over 100’000 women and girls from India, Nepal and Bangladesh who migrate for domestic and garment work to the Middle East and within South Asia.

At the panel discussion, the IOE reinforced the commitment of employers to contribute to effectively eradicating forced labour in all its forms and welcomed the opportunity to engage in this global initiative to prevent labour exploitation. As ILO constituents, the Employers remain ready to cooperate in this multi-stakeholder platform to build partnerships, develop strategies and policy frameworks, to advance the international business agenda against human trafficking.