Dreams of Gold


Damien Riunaud, ILO Videographer

by Damien Riunaud, ILO Videographer

Theresa was 12 years old when she started working at a gold mine, carrying heavy pans of gold on her head, walking from the pits to the processing machinery 80 to 90 times a day.

Hers is one of the heart-rending stories recounted in Dreams of Gold, a short virtual reality documentary we filmed in Ghana’s Ashanti region, which will be premiered at the Centenary International Labour Conference (ILC), taking place in June in Geneva. Continue reading

Captain Jasmin – charting a sea change in a man’s world


Capt. Jasmine Labarda

I never knew anything about life at sea before I started my training. Certainly, where I come from – the Philippines – and also in other countries, being a seafarer is not seen as a job for a woman. In fact, the sea is seen as a man’s world.  It’s their space, it’s their history. There is never a ‘herstory. Continue reading

The Centenary International Labour Conference – what to expect



Dimitrina Dimitrova

By Dimitrina Dimitrova, Deputy Director of ILO official meetings and relations department

The Centenary International Labour Conference (ILC) will be a gathering like no other. While the ILC is an annual event, this 108th Session of the Conference is taking place in the 100th year of the Organization. To mark this special occasion the focus will be on the profound transformations under way in the world of work, including the evolving role of the ILO in building a future of work we want.

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