Impact stories

Our impact, their voices

  1. Knowledge helps Indonesian fishers survive the pandemic and prevent human trafficking

    17 June 2020

    Fishing is one of the sectors impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Fishers do not only lose their livelihoods but also face a greater risk of human trafficking. The ILO and its partners raise their awareness for better protection and prevention.

  2. How skills training transformed Taslima’s life

    23 May 2020

    Skills 21 project is a joint initiative of the Government of Bangladesh and the International Labour Organization (ILO), funded by the European Union. The project seeks to increase productivity and employment opportunities through an environmentally conscious, inclusive, demand-driven, and interlinked skills development system responding to the needs of the labour market.

  3. Online youth engagement to prevent the spread of COVID-19

    05 May 2020

    One of the ILO’s OSH youth champions manages and organizes a weekly livestreamed talkshow to engage Indonesian youth to better protect themselves and prevent the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

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    Viet Nam’s new Labour Code moves from protecting to empowering women

    07 March 2020

    Vietnamese women have long played an important role in the economy. Now the new Labour Code aims to ensure they receive a fair reward for their contribution, by tackling gender equality and workplace discrimination.

  5. The journey of a young, inspiring woman to promote inclusivity and women in STEM

    20 February 2020

    Her passion for technology and her determination to promote inclusivity has pushed Hastu Wijayasri to break layers of barriers as a woman in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and as a person with disability. She has been active sharing her life journey as inspiration.

  6. Water for jobs, peace and schooling

    12 February 2020

    School children stand to benefit from an ILO project that aims to promote peace and create jobs in a previously conflict-ridden region of the Philippines.

  7. Teamwork makes the entrepreneurship dream work

    04 February 2020

    A trio of young entrepreneurs are taking the leap into Jakarta’s creative accessories market with the support of ILO’s Ready for Business youth entrepreneurship programme.

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    Hope and better prospects for a former bonded labourer in Nepal

    09 January 2020

    Hundreds of former bonded labourers in western Nepal are benefiting from vocational training under an innovative International Labour Organization scheme. Birendra Chaudhary, now a fully trained and well-paid plumber, is one of them.

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    How an ILO Protocol has helped combat forced labour in Thai fishing

    06 January 2020

    Since Thailand ratified the International Labour Organization’s 2014 Protocol to the Forced Labour Convention (P29), conditions for workers in the country’s seafood and fishing industry have improved. The ILO’s Ship to Shore Rights project has supported the Thai government in implementing the changes.

  10. Sweet dreams are made of sugar and spice

    03 December 2019

    The Rise of Women Entrepreneurs: Women of the Northern Province are stimulating a culture of entrepreneurship