Feature articles

2017

  1. Close the gap – How far are we?

    22 February 2017

    Gender inequality in the world of work has economic repercussions. Wage Specialist Xavier Estupinan decodes the wage gap issue in India and globally.

  2. A bazaar of hope and courage: Local women take charge

    09 February 2017

    ILO’s Work in Freedom programme has helped women in remote rural areas access local livelihood opportunities, and take charge of their economic well-being without having to migrate for work.

  3. No call to go unanswered – A unique initiative for domestic workers

    03 February 2017

    A toll free number has been piloted to record grievances among domestic workers. This unique platform enables a two-way communication between domestic workers and their representative organizations.

  4. From brooms to books: Ranjita returns to school

    01 February 2017

    Many choose migration to escape poverty for themselves and their families. The ILO’s Work in Freedom programme reduces vulnerability to trafficking of women and girls by supporting informed migration, fair recruitment and decent work.

  5. © Minette Rimando / ILO 2017

    Job skills boost confidence, build peace in Zamboanga

    24 January 2017

    ILO skills training programme provides decent work opportunities to people affected by the internal conflict in southern Philippines.

  6. ILO and PMGSY – Road to ending poverty and creating prosperity

    20 January 2017

    ILO is associated with the Prime Minister’s Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) programme in India to enhance rural road connectivity and its maintenance.

2016

  1. Moving forward to fair migration in Indonesia with no recruitment fees

    26 December 2016

    The Government of Indonesia continues to improve its labour migration governance. The Government of Indonesia has also continued to move forward with the application and implementation of the fair migration practices.

  2. Enabling people with disabilities to start their own business

    02 December 2016

    An ILO-funded Start Your Own Business training and mentorship programme brings financial independence to people with disabilities in Vanuatu.

  3. Financial skills help shape a better future

    01 November 2016

    An ILO project in Indonesia enhances labour productivity, employment opportunities and entrepreneurship in key rural activities.

  4. Women shout out for safer workplaces

    25 October 2016

    ILO is working with women trade unionists to boost awareness of occupational safety issues in the garment industry

  5. SIYB training helped me launch my own business

    04 October 2016

    ILO's flagship programme on micro and small enterprise development is helping to create millions of jobs worldwide. This is currently being implemented in several Indian states and in over 100 countries worldwide.

  6. Najma’s story: “Informed migration is safe migration”

    30 September 2016

    Desperate to go abroad to work and escape poverty, Najma initially turned to a broker for help. But, what she learned at an ILO-funded training course made her realize she had been cheated.

  7. How are people skills improving working conditions in Indonesia’s apparel factories?

    29 September 2016

    Training in communications for garment factory supervisors yields significant improvements in the quality of working conditions and big gains in productivity.

  8. Building back collectively through sustainable livelihoods

    21 September 2016

    Judy Torres and his co-federation members in Tacloban City empowered themselves with a small-scale enterprise to determine the course of their own livelihoods after the devastation caused by Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda).

  9. Benefitting from climate-resilient responses
 to disaster

    21 September 2016

    Armed with hope to start anew, Fedelino Montecino joined the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) training on contour farming, in an effort to recover from the devastation of Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda).

  10. Alternative livelihoods after a disaster

    21 September 2016

    Even as Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) took away people’s livelihoods, many displayed a firm resolve to secure alternative ways to earn a living. One such individual was Marina Tudtud of San Remigio, Northern Cebu.

  11. Making SMEs productive and competitive to create more and better quality jobs in India

    08 September 2016

    The Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector of India plays a critical role in driving the country’s growth engine. But is the sector working fine? ILO- SCORE training programme equips MSMEs with critical factory management practices to improve their efficiency and productivity.

  12. Post war resilience: New skills bring better incomes for Sri Lankan women

    01 September 2016

    An ILO and Australian Government project is increasing economic resilience and prosperity in post-war Sri Lanka.

  13. The neatest vegetable plot in Timor Leste

    29 August 2016

    A couple of years ago Juanico Soares saw an opportunity to improve his and his family’s lives by partnering with Josephina Farm, a Timorese owned enterprise that provides agriculture support and buys vegetables from farmers for on-sale to Dili supermarkets and restaurants.

  14. Making Chinese factories safer

    24 August 2016

    The ILO SCORE programme helps factories in China improve their record on occupational safety.