Feature stories

This is a list of official ILO feature stories issued by the ILO office in Jakarta and Timor-Leste. Some are available in multiple languages, indicated on the top of each stories. The most recent stories is at the top.

2017

  1. Social protection in Timor Leste: The difference dialogue can make in protecting the poor

    08 December 2017

    Despite being the youngest nation in Asia, Timor-Leste is taking a proactive and coordinated approach to ensure a better life for its citizens with a national Social Protection Strategy for 2017-2030.

  2. Achievements of Indonesian Youth at the 21st World Congress on Safety and Health at Work 2017

    16 November 2017

    Nine youth from Indonesia were selected from amongst more than 350 applicants to participate in a establishing a new international network of 125 ‘Youth Champions for OSH’ aged 15 – 24 from 29 countries during the SafeYouth@Work Congress organized by ILO at the invitation of the XXI WCSH International Organizing Committee (IOC) and in close collaboration with the Singapore Ministry of Manpower (MoM).

  3. Promoting decent work for Indonesian domestic workers: Stand-up Comic Deswin Faqih

    05 September 2017

    Stand-up Comedian Deswin Faqih supports the promotion of decent work for Indonesian domestic workers through his jokes about the plight of domestic workers and their struggles to fight for their basic labour rights.

  4. Promoting decent work for Indonesian domestic workers: Presenter Sari Nila

    01 September 2017

    As a mother of two, Sari Nila, a presenter, understands the importance of domestic workers for her family. She also appreciates their contributions to the households, allowing working women like her to work outside their homes.

  5. How better skills can boost recognition of domestic work

    31 August 2017

    An ILO training course gives Indonesian domestic workers the opportunity to gain a nationally recognized certificate and aims to raise the status of the profession.

  6. Promoting decent work for Indonesian domestic workers: Film Director Nia Dinata

    28 August 2017

    “I am also a woman worker. Thus, for me, domestic workers are my fellow woman workers. We have to fight for our rights. Do not rely on other people to get our rights,” exclaimed Nia Dinata, a film director/producer, before lending her voice to reading out the story of Yuni Sri Rahayu, a domestic worker who is also active in the citizen journalism.

  7. Promoting decent work for Indonesian domestic workers: Actor Morgan Oey

    25 August 2017

    Actor Morgan Oey supports the promotion of decent work for Indonesian domestic workers by lending his voice to read out the life story of Sargini as a child domestic worker. Before more than 200 people, Morgan relives the Sargini’s life under the title “The lost childhood”, depicting heavy work burdens she had to face as a child domestic worker in Yogyakarta.

  8. Promoting decent work for domestic workers: Maruli A. Hasoloan, Director General of Labour Placement

    22 August 2017

    Maruli A. Hasoloan, Director General of Labour Placement and Employment Development of the Ministry of Manpower, has given voice to the life story of Siti Kholifah, a domestic worker from Yogyakarta. Under the title “Benefits of written working contract”, she told her life story enjoying benefits she gained from having a written working contract.

  9. Promoting decent work for domestic workers: Actor Lukman Sardi

    18 August 2017

    Lukman Sardi, a senior actor, has given voice to the life story of Kholisoh, a domestic worker from Yogyakarta. Under the title “Give my salary without having to ask”, Kholisoh wrote about her plight as a domestic worker for the last 14 years.

  10. Promoting decent work for Indonesian domestic workers: Chair of Indonesian Women’s Congress Giwo Rubianto

    14 August 2017

    Giwo Rubianto, Chair of Indonesian Women’s Congress (Kowani), lends her voice to bring the life story of Tatik, a domestic worker from Yogyakarta, to life before more than 200 people attending the launch a book titled “We Will not Be Silent: 31 Stories of Domestic Workers behind the Domestic Walls”, in August 2017 in Jakarta.