03 February 2014
Gender stereotypes are common in Pakistani media and continue to make it difficult for women to play an equal role in the country’s workforce. A recent ILO project focuses on Pakistani journalists themselves, using media to re-shape public perception about working women.
05 December 2013
Nupur Howlader is Bangladesh's only nationally-qualified female welder. An ILO-EU skills training programme has given her the chance to both earn a better living and challenge gender stereotypes.
12 June 2013
When Farzana Hassan began teaching a handful of child labourers at an ILO project in Pakistan, she never imagined that, years later, she would have turned her classroom into a fully-fledged college for girls.
25 January 2013
Almost two months after Typhoon Bopha slammed the Philippines, survivors are still struggling to rebuild their lives. The ILO is helping give communities new livelihood prospects, but renewed flooding has affected aid efforts.
30 November 2012
HIV is no longer a killer but HIV stigma is. As World AIDS Day is observed on 1 December, ILO research in China, India, Sri Lanka and Thailand sheds light on the problem and suggests ways it can be addressed. By Richard Howard, Senior Specialist on HIV/AIDS, ILO Decent Work Team for East and South-East Asia and the Pacific
01 November 2012
Inland hilltribe villagers in Quang Nam province have increased their earnings by developing products such as traditional weavings, spices, tea gift baskets and home stay services for tourists, with the help of an ILO project and funding from the Luxembourg Government. By Tran Quynh Hoa, ILO Country Office for Viet Nam.
10 September 2012
With people living longer, more and more questions are being raised on the possible effects of the ageing of the population on labour markets and social security systems.
05 September 2012
The ratification of ILO Convention 189 on Decent Work for Domestic Workers by the Philippines this week breaks new ground in extending basic labour rights to the nearly 100 million of domestic workers worldwide. We look at what it will mean for these workers when the Convention comes into force next year.
03 September 2012
On 6 April 2009, China unveiled an action plan for a radical and ambitious health-care reform aimed at attaining universal health insurance coverage by 2020. Three years later, the country has almost reached this goal. What’s the secret behind the success?
31 August 2012
Decades of environmental degradation have left Haiti on the brink, posing a serious threat to lives and livelihoods. Training programmes are helping Haitians move towards a greener, more sustainable economy.