Impact stories

Our impact, their voices

  1. Sweet dreams are made of sugar and spice

    03 December 2019

    The Rise of Women Entrepreneurs: Women of the Northern Province are stimulating a culture of entrepreneurship

  2. “We also have dreams”: An entrepreneurship journey of transgendered entrepreneurs

    18 November 2019

    Transgender persons have the same right to employment just like everybody else. Three entrepreneurs share their journeys of passions, hopes and determinations for equal employment opportunity through entrepreneurship.

  3. Water is wealth for Sri Lankan farmers

    05 November 2019

    The legacy of conflict combined with climate change brought drought and impending disaster to northern Sri Lankan farmers. An ILO project helped to restore water and put them back on the road to a more prosperous life.

  4. We also have dreams

    25 October 2019

    This is a video documentary about the entrepreneurship journey of three transgender persons. It is part of the ILO’s campaign to promote equal employment opportunity for all, including transgender persons.

  5. Better labour inspection cuts abuses in the Thai fishing sector

    21 October 2019

    The ILO is training labour inspectors in Thailand as part of a project to prevent and reduce unacceptable forms of work in the country’s fishing and seafood industries.

  6. Building More Effective Enforcement in Thai Fishing

    08 October 2019

    Labour inspectors share challenges and successful stories, best practices on interview techniques to conduct effective inspections, and tools that can help labour inspectors identify forced labour violations.

  7. Combatting Forced Labour in the Thai Fishing and Seafood Industry

    08 October 2019

    In 2019, Thailand adopted new laws to address forced labour in the fishing sector. Workers, employers and government representatives share insight on the recent progress and remaining challenges.

  8. More involved employees leads to improved productivity and a cleaner production process

    17 September 2019

    Taking inspiration from SCORE Training, Avon Seals Private Limited has been enhancing its competitiveness through employee participation, waste reduction and productivity improvements.

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    Paving the way to inclusive rural development in Timor-Leste

    05 September 2019

    Timor-Leste needs to promote sustainable, inclusive employment and growth in its rural areas, where 70 per cent of the population live, if it is to achieve its development targets. To help, an ILO infrastructure project is finding work for women and those with disabilities in the agro-forestry sector.

  10. A greener life is a rosier one, thanks to mushrooms

    04 September 2019

    The UN Climate Action Summit (23 September) will consider the social and economic consequences of moving to a more sustainable economy. Without proper planning millions of livelihoods – particularly of poor and vulnerable workers – are threatened. An ILO project in Bangladesh has shown that the right policies can protect the environment, improve workers’ lives and promote a greener economy.