Australia resources

March 2015

  1. "I am ready to take action"

    After learning the experiences of women homeworkers in India, Sri, a leader of a homeworkers’ group in Mojokerto, East Java Province of Indonesia, is more confident to manage the group and she is ready to take actions.

  2. “I don’t want to be a labourer forever. I want to be a boss”

    Restiana, 42 years old, is a leader of a homeworkers’ group in Mojokerto, East Java Province of Indonesia, with a strong determination to improve the lives of women homeworkers like her.

December 2014

  1. “I want homeworkers to be acknowledged as workers”

    Ida Fitriany has learned a lot about homeworkers issues since joining Yasanti’s programme with ILO MAMPU Project. She now knows that homeworkers are workers and have the rights as other workers and she wants to keep voicing these rights.

  2. Official launch of the R4D movie

    H. E. The Minister of Public Works, Sr. Gastão Francisco de Sousa, hosted a high-level event to officially launch a movie about the Roads for Development Program (R4D). Senior dignitaries from the Government of Timor-Leste, Donors and Development Partners have been invited to this launch which took place at the Terra Santa resort in Dili.

November 2014

  1. A G20 strategy for reducing unemployment and income inequality

    Remarks by Sandra Polaski Deputy Director-General for Policy, ILO

  2. Promoting rural entrepreneurship through improved rural road access in Timor-Leste

    Income-generating opportunities are available to very few people in rural areas of Timor-Leste where the local economy relies mostly on subsistence agriculture. Severe infrastructure constraints, in particular poor rural roads access, limit potentials for local economic and social development.

October 2014

  1. Utilizing knowledge and experience for a better work

    Siti Zamzanah has been making button holes and sewing buttons for 16 years now. She generally enjoys her life – spending time with family and working from home – but she is not fully satisfied with her work.

September 2014

  1. Promoting a people and job-centred approach to disaster response

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Australian Government will bring together community leaders from areas hit by Typhoon Bopha (also named Pablo) in a forum to discuss a people and job-centred approach to disaster response.

  2. Working Out of Disasters: Job-led Growth after Typhoon Bopha (Pablo)

    25 September 2014

    The Philippines experiences at least 20 typhoons in a year and much can be learned on the importance of putting livelihood at the forefront of recovery. The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Australian Government will bring together community leaders from areas hit by Typhoon Bopha (also named Pablo) in a forum to discuss a people and job-centered approach to disaster response.

  3. ILO Director General's address on G20 Labour Markets

    The Director-General of the ILO, Guy Ryder, joined the G20 Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting held in Melbourne in September 2014, during which the ILO presented a number of reports on employment issues that have been prepared to inform the Ministerial discussions.