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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. ILO and ETI to bring SCORE Training to suppliers of international brands in Guangdong and Shanghai

    20 July 2017

    The ILO Office for China and Mongolia and Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) are cooperating to improve the productivity, competiveness and sustainability of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province and Shanghai.

  8. Victory and justice for Indonesian domestic workers

    16 June 2017

    For more than seven years, Siti Sri Marni, 22 years old, was kept as prisoner in the home of her employer who regularly violently abused and deprived her of food, sleep and payment for long hours of grueling work. Her case was considered important in the fight for justice for domestic workers in the country as most of the legal cases involving domestic workers rarely go to the court.

  9. Positive Impact: SCORE Training contributes to cleaner production and increased productivity in SMEs

    31 May 2017

    5th June 2017 is World Environment Day, providing us with the opportunity to reflect on the current challenges that face our environment, as well as the important gains that have been made in workplaces around the world through SCORE Training. By reducing the environmental footprint we are contributing to a more sustainable economy and a better working environment for all.

  10. Basmadi can laugh now, surviving the disaster with bike repair business

    15 March 2017

    The eruption of Mt. Sinabung has changed the life of Basmadi Kapri Peranginangin. The disaster has ruined his village and livelihoods, but he has now risen with new hopes and dreams with his new business.