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  1. © KB Mpofu / ILO 2021

    A vision for domestic workers

    03 March 2021

    Mendy Lerato Lusaba, founder of the Domestic Workers Association of Zimbabwe and winner of the ILO Skills Innovation Challenge, has big plans to improve the life of domestic workers in her country. Read her story on our new Voices multimedia platform.

  2. Additional incomes help rural communities of Timor-Leste during the pandemic

    22 February 2021

    To assist the economic recovery, the ILO with support from its social partners in Timor-Leste support rural communities to survive the COVID-19 pandemic by providing direct employment opportunities.

  3. A fight for survival amid the pandemic

    19 February 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic has deeply affected workers in the informal economy like Mohalidin. A father of 15 children, he shares his experience and life changing impact basic income and social protection can have for families struggling to survive.

  4. Paving the way to gender equality in the STEM industry

    11 February 2021

    Women in the Philippines have found themselves left behind in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) industry. The ILO Women in STEM project supported by J.P. Morgan is helping women workers gain the soft skills necessary to meet their full potential and career goals.

  5. Growing a field of dreams

    10 February 2021

    For the many first-time women farmers in the village of Chettikulam, black gram offers new opportunities. Through its work in the agriculture sector, ILO Sri Lanka’s LEED+ project is working with Coops, government officials, and private sector to create sustainable livelihoods, and empowered communities.

  6. © Asitha Seneviratne 2021

    A song to let children fly

    03 February 2021

    Sri Lankan music star Ridma Weerawardena talks about his hit song "Let them fly" and why he decided to join the fight against child labour. Read more on our new multimedia Voices platform.

  7. © Federico Taverni, Museo Egizio 2021

    Labour, freedom and happiness: The great driving forces of antiquity

    01 February 2021

    Rodrigo Mogrovejo works for the ILO in Mexico where he deals with contemporary labour standards. His hobby is the study of ancient history, where he sees great relevance to the issues he deals with daily at work.

  8. © René Levita 2021

    From prison to a better life

    27 January 2021

    Sergio was arrested and jailed in Madagascar when he was 16 for stealing vanilla. Thanks to vocational training he’s learned to be a bricklayer and no longer engages in petty crime. Read his story on our new Voices multimedia platform.

  9. © Seng Mai / Photo Doc 2021

    Child labour in Myanmar’s jade mines is a deadly gamble

    21 January 2021

    Min Min is 13 and scavenges for scraps of jade stone in northern Myanmar, “the land of jade”. It’s a hazardous undertaking. In 2020 nearly 200 people died from a mudslide at a nearby mining site. Read his story on our new Voices multimedia platform.

  10. © Juliano Bacelar 2021

    Diversity is the best ingredient

    18 January 2021

    The Argentinian celebrity chef, Paola Carosella, explains why she joined the ILO’s “Kitchen and Voice” project, which helps marginalized and vulnerable people in Brazil find work in the hospitality sector.