Impact stories

Our impact, their voices

  1. Community action to fight child labour

    12 June 2019

    By working with local communities an ILO project in Bangladesh has succeeded in removing 2,000 children from child labour.

  2. Caring Gold: Future without child labour

    11 June 2019

    The dark reality of child labour and poverty remain despite the glitter of gold. Going beyond child-focused interventions, the ILO Caring Gold Project funded by the United States Department of Labor (USDOL), convened key actors and introduced innovations to end child labour and to improve working conditions in artisanal and small-scale gold mines.

  3. © Better Work 2019

    Closing the retirement gender gap in Viet Nam

    06 June 2019

    Women in Viet Nam spend fewer years working, have lower pensions, yet live longer. To counter the problems brought by this retirement gender gap, the ILO is helping Viet Nam bring its labour laws closer to international labour standards.

  4. Making safety and health at work a priority for the benefits of all

    01 May 2019

    The wide reaching benefits of SCORE Training Safety & Health at Work explained in a successful case study in Viet Nam..

  5. Returning from migration: the hard learned lessons of a woman worker

    05 March 2019

    Migration should be safe and fair for all women migrant workers. Bui Thao My explains the difference a knowledgeable and supportive network can make while working abroad.

  6. From a market stall to cyberspace

    07 February 2019

    A new ILO programme helps girls and women access quality employment in STEM-related sectors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in the Philippines, Indonesia, and Thailand. In a report from the Philippines, a programme scholar explains how she took a chance on a new future at work.

  7. Green jobs: a sustainable path out of poverty for Bangladesh

    05 February 2019

    Despite economic growth, the pace of poverty reduction has slowed and the country still ranks 173 out of 180 countries in the Environmental Performance Index. According to the ILO’s research, millions of jobs could be created with the right policies to promote a greener economy.

  8. BEDO and SCORE : Together making a difference

    21 December 2018

    SCORE Training’s “unique and holistic approach” has assisted over 1,300 of BEDO’s members to develop and upgrade their manufacturing businesses in Indonesia.

  9. Opening doors to entrepreneurship for transgender

    18 December 2018

    The ILO 2016 study showed that only 10 percent of transgender persons work in the formal economy. An ILO training course improved and strengthened entrepreneur and business skills of transgender persons.

  10. Rebuilding trust between communities by boosting skills

    13 December 2018

    In Myanmar’s Rakhine State, the ILO is supporting the local government and the Department of technical vocational training (TVET) to put in place inclusive skills development programmes not only to help local job seekers boosting their skills and finding employment, but also to rebuild trust among communities segregated by discrimination and violence.