Identifying unfair recruitment and forced labour

Explore the linkages between fair recruitment practices and the fight against forced labour and learn why accurate and reliable data is crucial for policymaking.

  • 28th May 2024

  • Time : 10:00am - 11:30am CET - Central European Time GMT+1:00

  • Region/Country : Global


Forced labour often traces back to abusive practices occurring during the recruitment phase of the employment cycle. Workers can be forced into taking a job through physical force or threats against them or their families, deceived through false promises made by unscrupulous recruiters or end up having to work to pay off debts linked to abusive recruitment fees and related costs.

Data collection and analysis lie at the heart of sustainable action to combat forced labour. Reliable statistics are essential to understand the nature and extent of the problem, its causes and consequences, and to inform the efforts of policymakers and other stakeholders against forced labour.

This webinar is supported by the ILO’s FAIR III project

This webinar will introduce participants to the core contents of the revised Hard to See, Harder to Count handbook on forced labour research and discuss its relevance for measuring and detecting recruitment abuses and other potential indicators of forced labour. It will also present case studies of practical experiences in addressing unfair recruitment practices as part of broader efforts against forced labour in different regions and sectors of the economy.

Key documents