Impact stories

Our impact, their voices

  1. Standing her ground

    20 October 2021

    Rural women and girls play a crucial yet often overlooked role in food security, nutrition, rural development, and building climate resilience. Arulrahini began farming four decades ago. From cultivating in the backyard of her home to breaking norms as an independent woman farmer, she shares her journey.

  2. Improved rural roads in Timor-Leste lead to better livelihoods and inclusiveness

    30 September 2021

    An ILO initiative to involve local contractors and communities in the rehabilitation of rural roads is helping provide jobs, improve livelihoods and promote inclusiveness in Timor-Leste.

  3. Transgender entrepreneurs build businesses in Indonesia

    01 September 2021

    Coaching is helping transgender people in Indonesia overcome discrimination and make a success of their small businesses.

  4. Decent work along the supply chains: Nurturing women’s entrepreneurship in Nepal

    03 August 2021

    A step towards formalization of women-led, small and micro home-based enterprises in Nepal’s supply chains helps business and workers alike.

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    Sustainable cotton farming brings better lives for farmers and their families

    02 August 2021

    ILO is working with global fashion giant Inditex to reduce the vulnerability of cotton-farming families in India so that children can experience their childhood without work and the families are able to support themselves.

  6. Investing in skills pays off

    27 July 2021

    The ILO's European Union funded Skills 21 project supported building the capacity of TVET instructors in designing online materials, learning the latest software, and building online learning platforms. Like Pavel, five other master trainers are further building the skills capacity of other trainers to develop online materials and content.

  7. New skills lead to brighter future for Era

    13 July 2021

    The ILO’s European Union-funded Skills 21 project works to increase productivity and better employment opportunities through an environmentally conscious, inclusive, demand-driven, and interlinked skills development system responding to the needs of the labour market.

  8. Skills training: Tayaba Khanam Era's testimony

    13 July 2021

    Tayaba Khanam Era learned from one of her friends that Khulna Mahila Polytechnic Institute was offering skills courses with support from the ILO’s European Union-funded Skills 21 project. Era chose a graphic design course, which was something she had always dreamed about.

  9. Making a new wave

    30 June 2021

    The growing demand for sea cucumber has paid dividends for Rasakulam and his community, but this burgeoning industry wouldn’t be where it is without some backing.

  10. 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.