ILO Jakarta special edition on PROPEL-Indonesia

Decent work is the ILO primary goal for everyone, including persons with disabilities. The ILO has worked for over 50 years to promote skills development and employment opportunities for people with disabilities based on the principles of equal opportunity, equal treatment, mainstreaming into vocational rehabilitation.

Since 2001, the ILO-Irish Aid Partnership Programme has worked in selected countries of South East Asia and East and Southern Africa to promote decent work and a better life for people with disabilities through enabling legal and policy environments, and by providing entrepreneurship development training and access to related services, with a particular emphasis on women with disabilities.
The programme has also promoted the inclusion of persons with disabilities alongside non-disabled people in programmes and services relating to employment promotion and economic and social development.
In Indonesia, the global Partnership Programme titled “Promoting Rights and Opportunities for People with Disabilities in Employment through Legislation (PROPEL – Indonesia)” was implemented for three years (2012-2016) to support the Government of Indonesia and other key stakeholders to address barriers to equal employment opportunities, and promote disability inclusion.