Impact stories

Our impact, their voices

  1. Myanmar: Future lawyers introduced to the key concepts and benefits of responsible business practices

    11 January 2020

    A presentation to law students excites interest in the benefits of improving conditions in Myanmar’s workplaces.

  2. © ILO 2020

    Hope and better prospects for a former bonded labourer in Nepal

    09 January 2020

    Hundreds of former bonded labourers in western Nepal are benefiting from vocational training under an innovative International Labour Organization scheme. Birendra Chaudhary, now a fully trained and well-paid plumber, is one of them.

  3. © ILO Ship to Shore Rights 2020

    How an ILO Protocol has helped combat forced labour in Thai fishing

    06 January 2020

    Since Thailand ratified the International Labour Organization’s 2014 Protocol to the Forced Labour Convention (P29), conditions for workers in the country’s seafood and fishing industry have improved. The ILO’s Ship to Shore Rights project has supported the Thai government in implementing the changes.

  4. 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

  5. “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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.