Articles

December 2013

  1. Breaking gender stereotypes in Bangladesh

    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.

June 2013

  1. From classroom to college – A champion for child workers

    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.

January 2013

  1. Rebuilding a better future in the wake of typhoon Bopha

    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.

November 2012

  1. HIV Stigma – a new form of dying

    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

  2. Tourism benefits Viet Nam’s rural poor

    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.

September 2012

  1. Are we getting too old to afford social security?

    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.

  2. Domestic work is no longer a “domestic issue”

    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.

  3. China’s latest revolution: Basic health care for all

    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?

August 2012

  1. Greening Haiti

    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.

  2. Building disaster-resilient communities in the Philippines

    29 August 2012

    Helping disaster survivors get back to work and support their families is a vital part of rebuilding lives and communities. At the same time these programmes – such as that run for survivors of Tropical Storm Washi in the Philippines - can help people learn new skills, so opening up new opportunities for the future. By Minette Rimando, Information Officer, ILO Country Office in the Philippines.