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.


  1. Despite some improvements needed, Indonesia’s unemployment benefit helps laid-off workers during the transition period

    26 September 2022

    The ILO continues to support initiatives taken by the Indonesian government to improve its unemployment benefit programme (JKP). Two workers shared their stories participating in the JKP programme.

  2. Making educational institutions safe places for women

    22 September 2022

    A new book written by students and lecturers at an Indonesian polytechnic calls for an end to sexual violence and harassment on campus.

  3. Persons with disabilities have the right for education and good quality of life: The inspiring journey of Elisa Maria da Costa

    16 September 2022

    Elisa Maria da Costa is one example of many persons with disabilities that can live life to the fullest. She shares her inspiring life journey during the ILO’s training programmes to be a living example that persons with disabilities only need to have equal opportunities in every aspect of life to realize their potentials.

  4. Improved business skills and knowledge empower Indonesian transgender entrepreneurs

    31 August 2022

    The ILO’s series of business coaching programme have empowered 394 transgender entrepreneurs. They do not only survive the pandemic, but also improve their business performance and increase their incomes.

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    How my tourism business survived COVID-19

    01 August 2022

    When COVID-19 struck Indonesia, Dekha Dewandana’s previously thriving ‘homestay’ tourism business was pushed to the verge of collapse. With the support of the ILO, his business survived and grew.

  6. COVID-19 risk assessment service for business sustainability in the hospitality industry

    06 July 2022

    The COVID-19 risk assessment provided for free by the ILO’s Enhancing COVID-19 Prevention at and through Workplaces helps strengthening the occupational safety and health (OSH) management system in Indonesia’s hospitality industry.

  7. Educating others and ourselves: Peer support for COVID-19 recovery and resilience

    28 June 2022

    ILO’s Rebuilding Better project and the Women Entrepreneur Network of Malaysia’s “WE Rebuild Better” programme helps women-owned businesses in Malaysia recover from the impacts of COVID-19 while supporting them in adapting for a more resilient future.

  8. Villagers jump-start their businesses with new marketing strategies

    15 June 2022

    An ILO-UK programme gives post-training support to boost the business potential of entrepreneurs from Indonesia’s coastal tourism villages.

  9. Poster and social media competitions promote workplaces free from harassment and violence in garment sector

    06 June 2022

    Better Work Indonesia (BWI), a joint programme of ILO and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), promotes safe working environment and the ratification of the ILO’s Convention No. 190 on Harassment and Violence through poster and social media competitions for garment workers.

  10. Acting together to build a positive culture of safety and health

    28 April 2022

    An opinion editorial by Chihoko Asada-Miyakawa, Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for the International Labour Organization for Asia and the Pacific , in conjunction with the commemoration of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work with examples from Indonesia. The opinion article was published by the Jakarta Post on 28 April.