The situation of Tajik migrants in Russia is deteriorating, said FIDH and ADC Memorial in a report. Increasingly restrictive migration laws are pushing migrants into irregular situations and increasing their vulnerability, while exploitation goes unchecked. The dire economic situation in Tajikistan, where around 40% of the population of working age is unemployed, continues to push hundreds of thousands of men and women to leave for Russia every year. According to official statistics, in 2014 there were over a million Tajik citizens in Russia.
Lack of higher education leaves millions of young people out of decent work in developing countries
Author : OIT / ILO
Youth with post-secondary education living in middle and low-income countries have a much higher chance of finding a decent job than those with only secondary or primary education, says a new ILO publication Is education the solution to decent work for youth in developing economies?. Building on the results of school-to-work transition surveys conducted in 28 countries worldwide in 2012-2013, the study highlights that having the highest level of education “serves as a fairly dependable guarantee” towards securing a formal job.
For the opposition between Davos and Porto Alegre to really be in operation, one should be able to say that the dividing line between these two worlds is drawn, in one way or another, in a redefinition of human work, and notably of the rights that the access to work, permanent or precarious, grants to a social class whose name is yet to be defined since the exhaustion of the term ‘proletariat’. The apprehension of work, of the estimation of its social value as well as the emphasis on an ontological quality, distinguishes the fashionable visitors at Davos from the demonstrative gathering at Porto Alegre to the point of reconfiguring the opposition inherited from the first three industrial revolutions.
Campaigners, lawyers, journalists, community leaders and trade unionists, all human rights defenders who put their lives and liberty at risk in the fight for human rights, continue to suffer intimidation, harassment and violence across Latin America and the Caribbean according to a new Amnesty International report. Launching on International Human Rights Defenders Day, Defending Human Rights in the Americas: Necessary, Legitimate and Dangerous gives an overview on the situation of human rights defenders in the Americas region.
Reporters Without Borders is publishing its round-up of abuses against journalists in 2014. According to RWB’s tally, 66 journalists were murdered this year, bringing to 720 the number of journalists killed in connection with their work in the past 10 years. A total of 119 journalists were kidnapped this year, an increase of more than 35% on last year’s figure. Forty journalists are currently being held hostage.