Impact stories

  1. Interview

    10 years on from the ILO Domestic Workers Convention: What has changed?

    29 July 2021

    Over half of the world’s domestic workers are in Asia and the Pacific. 10 years on from the adoption of the Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189), Anna Olsen, Technical Specialist at the International Labour Organization’s TRIANGLE in ASEAN programme, discusses progress made and ongoing challenges for ensuring decent work for domestic workers in the region.

  2. Our impact, their voices

    Fair recruitment benefits Nepali workers in Jordan garment industry

    09 June 2021

    An ILO led initiative that promotes fair recruitment in Nepal, is proving fair recruitment is attainable, achievable and accessible to all.

  3. Our impact, their voices

    Taking the harassment out of ridesharing in Nepal

    01 April 2021

    Ridesharing motorbike taxi services provide employment to thousands in Nepal, especially young people. A new partnership pilot between ILO and Fight Back Pvt. Ltd is helping raise awareness on occupational health and safety as well as sexual harassment during or after the ride.

  4. Voices

    A future with hope, free from bonded labour

    24 March 2021

    Padma Kumari Tamata was born into a bonded labour family, in which debts are passed from one generation to the other. Her life has turned around following ILO-supported skills training in Nepal that aims to rehabilitate former victims of forced labour and empower vulnerable groups. Read her story on our new Voices multimedia platform.

  5. International Women’s Day - 8 March

    It’s time to get serious about gender equality in the workplace

    08 March 2021

    There is no time to waste to tackle gender equality at work says Chihoko Asada-Miyakawa, ILO's Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific. Now is the time for commitment, courageous choices and concerted efforts from us all.

  6. Executive Summary

    Rapid impact assessment report - COVID-19 and Nepali labour migrants, impacts and responses

    06 August 2020

    Executive Summary of the the assessment on the findings, challenges and recommendations on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Nepali migrant workers.

  7. © Prakash Mathema / AFP 2021

    Blog

    Include indigenous people in COVID-19 response

    20 July 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on an already marginalized population in Nepal.