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.

2022

  1. © Reuters 2022

    Indonesian women seafarers: Fighting against the tide of harassment and discrimination

    16 November 2022

    After joining the ILO training of trainer on harassment, violence and HIV/AIDS vulnerability in the maritime sector, an Indonesian woman seafarer actively promotes the rights to be free from harassment and discrimination at sea.

  2. Routes to success for youth through digital skills and apprenticeship

    28 October 2022

    The ILO’s digital skills training and apprenticeship programmes have provided two young Indonesians with a better opportunity for skilled jobs in animation industry.

  3. © Better Work 2022

    Stress management programme key to ramping up labour productivity in Indonesia

    24 October 2022

    Better Work Indonesia helps managers and workers to self-diagnose and resolve problems through training among other approaches.

  4. © ILO/F. Latief 2022

    Hoping for improvements after 27 years working at sea

    18 October 2022

    After 27 years working at sea, Sukarno’s working life remains the same— constant, hard work with few, short breaks. His hope is to work on land, close to his family.

  5. Occupational safety and health enhance the business resilience of Indonesian SMEs

    10 October 2022

    The risk assessment service provided by the ILO’s Enhancing COVID-19 Prevention at and through Workplaces has helped Indonesia small- and medium-sized enterprises survive the pandemic. Two resilient businesswomen shared their survival journeys.

  6. Despite some improvements needed, Indonesia’s unemployment benefit helps laid-off workers during the transition period

    26 September 2022

    The ILO continues to support initiatives taken by the Indonesian government to improve its unemployment benefit programme (JKP). Two workers shared their stories participating in the JKP programme.

  7. Making educational institutions safe places for women

    22 September 2022

    A new book written by students and lecturers at an Indonesian polytechnic calls for an end to sexual violence and harassment on campus.

  8. Persons with disabilities have the right for education and good quality of life: The inspiring journey of Elisa Maria da Costa

    16 September 2022

    Elisa Maria da Costa is one example of many persons with disabilities that can live life to the fullest. She shares her inspiring life journey during the ILO’s training programmes to be a living example that persons with disabilities only need to have equal opportunities in every aspect of life to realize their potentials.

  9. Improved business skills and knowledge empower Indonesian transgender entrepreneurs

    31 August 2022

    The ILO’s series of business coaching programme have empowered 394 transgender entrepreneurs. They do not only survive the pandemic, but also improve their business performance and increase their incomes.

  10. © Putu Sayoga / ILO 2022

    How my tourism business survived COVID-19

    01 August 2022

    When COVID-19 struck Indonesia, Dekha Dewandana’s previously thriving ‘homestay’ tourism business was pushed to the verge of collapse. With the support of the ILO, his business survived and grew.