With their traditionally low status in society, indigenous women in Papua are the most affected by poverty and underdevelopment. Gita F. Lingga, Communications Officer in the ILO Office in Jakarta, reports about a recent ILO project which trained hundreds of indigenous Papuans, mostly women, in basic entrepreneurship skills.
This interagency report, produced by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Labour Office (ILO), is the first comprehensive look at gender and work in rural areas since the start of the global economic crisis.
ILO Presentation at Side Event of the 58th Commission on the Status of Women
10 March 2014