Our impact, their voices

2017

  1. Refusing to throw in the towel on factory safety in Bangladesh

    28 April 2017

    Four years on since the disastrous collapse of the Rana Plaza building, have things changed in the Bangladesh garment industry? Taking the case of one relatively small manufacturer on the outskirts of Dhaka, the answer appears to be yes.

  2. © Red Habitat 2017

    Women are building their own futures in Bolivia

    24 April 2017

    A group of 250 freelance women builders from La Paz and El Alto have improved their working conditions and are able to spend more time with their families by working directly with employers.

  3. Women entrepreneurs in Zimbabwe strive for a brighter future

    19 April 2017

    A new generation of female African entrepreneurs is beginning to spring up across the continent. In Zimbabwe, an ILO project is improving living conditions of women and their families in rural areas by promoting entrepreneurship.

  4. Young entrepreneurs in Tanzania: Where are they now?

    12 April 2017

    The ILO Kazi Nje Nje BDS apprenticeship programme for young people created 51,489 new businesses and 28,834 jobs in sectors including retail, services, manufacturing and agriculture.

  5. When soft skills land hard returns

    03 April 2017

    An International Labour Organization programme benefits both businesses and workers through training that improves productivity and working conditions in Viet Nam.

  6. COOP Champions: Karim Toumi, ILO Country Office for Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia and Mauritania

    02 April 2017

    COOP Champions features ILO colleagues from around the world working on cooperatives and other social and solidarity economy enterprises. It highlights their contributions, and shares highlights of their experiences, current work, and future aspirations.

  7. Women helping women succeed in Nepal

    08 March 2017

    In Nepal, women entrepreneurs are helping each other succeed by sharing business practices which not only build security and provide for their families; they can also change long-held perceptions about gender and the role of women in society.

  8. “Fly now, pay later”: One of the traps for migrant workers

    03 March 2017

    How a Fair Recruitment Programme led by the ILO in the Philippines, Nepal, Jordan and Tunisia helps protect migrant workers against deceptive hiring practices and abusive working conditions, if not worse.

  9. How renewable energy could create new jobs in Egypt

    14 February 2017

    How an ILO pilot project that produces biogas in two Egyptian villages is creating jobs and reducing pollution.

  10. 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.