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.


  1. Educating others and ourselves: Peer support for COVID-19 recovery and resilience

    28 June 2022

    ILO’s Rebuilding Better project and the Women Entrepreneur Network of Malaysia’s “WE Rebuild Better” programme helps women-owned businesses in Malaysia recover from the impacts of COVID-19 while supporting them in adapting for a more resilient future.

  2. Villagers jump-start their businesses with new marketing strategies

    15 June 2022

    An ILO-UK programme gives post-training support to boost the business potential of entrepreneurs from Indonesia’s coastal tourism villages.

  3. Poster and social media competitions promote workplaces free from harassment and violence in garment sector

    06 June 2022

    Better Work Indonesia (BWI), a joint programme of ILO and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), promotes safe working environment and the ratification of the ILO’s Convention No. 190 on Harassment and Violence through poster and social media competitions for garment workers.

  4. Acting together to build a positive culture of safety and health

    28 April 2022

    An opinion editorial by Chihoko Asada-Miyakawa, Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for the International Labour Organization for Asia and the Pacific , in conjunction with the commemoration of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work with examples from Indonesia. The opinion article was published by the Jakarta Post on 28 April.

  5. Indonesian garment factories step up to meet occupational safety and health standards

    28 April 2022

    Through strengthening compliance with occupational safety and health (OSH) standards, two participating garment factories of Better Work Indonesia, a joint programme of ILO and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), have been recognized by the Ministry of Manpower and international buyers.

  6. What moves the needle on gender equality in the garment sector?

    21 March 2022

    Dialogue, men’s involvement, good legislation and time. A new report from ILO identifies these and other ingredients of successful actions to eliminate gender inequality in Asia’s garment sector.

  7. Transforming Indonesian women into entrepreneurs

    08 March 2022

    The ILO-UK Skills for Prosperity Programme in Indonesia has equipped women in coastal villages with practical and relevant entrepreneurial skills.

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    New skills helped my business recover from pandemic

    22 February 2022

    Juanda Badaru, who lives with a disability, saw his small business income halved due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Then his business expanded after he took entrepreneurship and small boat engine maintenance training.

  9. Employers and educators vow to address discrimination and harassment in the maritime industry

    15 February 2022

    ILO-UK programme’s training helps bring new perspectives to stakeholders and strengthen their commitment to mainstream anti-discrimination and anti-harassment measures in the workplace.

  10. OSH and COVID-19 for Indonesia’s traditional market vendors

    11 February 2022

    Meysha Fatmawati shared her inspirations and journey to produce the winning animation video about the promotion of occupational safety and health (OSH) for traditional market vendors. Her video beat more than 400 participating videos.