03 March 2021
Mendy Lerato Lusaba, founder of the Domestic Workers Association of Zimbabwe and winner of the ILO Skills Innovation Challenge, has big plans to improve the life of domestic workers in her country. Read her story on our new Voices multimedia platform.
22 February 2021
To assist the economic recovery, the ILO with support from its social partners in Timor-Leste support rural communities to survive the COVID-19 pandemic by providing direct employment opportunities.
19 February 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has deeply affected workers in the informal economy like Mohalidin. A father of 15 children, he shares his experience and life changing impact basic income and social protection can have for families struggling to survive.
11 February 2021
Women in the Philippines have found themselves left behind in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) industry. The ILO Women in STEM project supported by J.P. Morgan is helping women workers gain the soft skills necessary to meet their full potential and career goals.
10 February 2021
For the many first-time women farmers in the village of Chettikulam, black gram offers new opportunities. Through its work in the agriculture sector, ILO Sri Lanka’s LEED+ project is working with Coops, government officials, and private sector to create sustainable livelihoods, and empowered communities.
03 February 2021
Sri Lankan music star Ridma Weerawardena talks about his hit song "Let them fly" and why he decided to join the fight against child labour. Read more on our new multimedia Voices platform.
01 February 2021
Rodrigo Mogrovejo works for the ILO in Mexico where he deals with contemporary labour standards. His hobby is the study of ancient history, where he sees great relevance to the issues he deals with daily at work.
27 January 2021
Sergio was arrested and jailed in Madagascar when he was 16 for stealing vanilla. Thanks to vocational training he’s learned to be a bricklayer and no longer engages in petty crime. Read his story on our new Voices multimedia platform.
21 January 2021
Min Min is 13 and scavenges for scraps of jade stone in northern Myanmar, “the land of jade”. It’s a hazardous undertaking. In 2020 nearly 200 people died from a mudslide at a nearby mining site. Read his story on our new Voices multimedia platform.
18 January 2021
The Argentinian celebrity chef, Paola Carosella, explains why she joined the ILO’s “Kitchen and Voice” project, which helps marginalized and vulnerable people in Brazil find work in the hospitality sector.