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. © ILO/Gita Lingga 2023

    From a stay-at-home mother to a trade union leader

    28 September 2023

    The ILO’s women leadership training programme has inspired a female union leader to continue fighting for the union recognition and labour rights of her fellow workers.

  2. An Indonesian student warns her community of the risks of forced labour at sea

    28 June 2023

    The communications trainings of the ILO’s 8.7 Accelerator Lab programme have inspired a 20-year-old communications student to campaign about labour rights of fishers in her fishing community to break the longstanding myth about working at sea.

  3. © Feri Latief / ILO 2023

    I help transgender women claim their rights

    17 May 2023

    Echi is a transgender woman and activist from Indonesia who has faced discrimination and stigmatization for much of her life. She has helped 75 transgender women obtain national identity cards so they can access social protection, including health care and employment insurance.

  4. Transforming vocational education and industry partnerships to support disability inclusion in the maritime sector

    02 May 2023

    The ILO-UK Skills for Prosperity Programme in Indonesia has helped education institutes and the shipbuilding industry to promote participation of persons with disabilities.

  5. Skillful and successful through apprenticeship

    12 April 2023

    This is the successful journey of four former apprentices who have become skilled and competent workers with good careers and better lives.

  6. ILO initiative transforms lives in coastal North Sulawesi

    24 March 2023

    An assessment shows proof of improvements in community enterprises in the coastal area of North Minahasa following the intervention of the ILO-UK Skills for Prosperity Programme in Indonesia.

  7. Women leaders at garment sector improve their leadership skills for better productivity

    27 February 2023

    Hundreds of women leaders in garment sector have improved their leadership skills through the Supervisory Skills Training organized by Better Work Indonesia, a partnership programme of the ILO and International Finance Cooperation (IFC). The improved skills have also increased the productivity.

  8. Shoring up the foundation for a safe, inclusive learning environment

    31 January 2023

    Training to create a convenient platform to report sexual harassment on campus and a capacity-building exchange to the UK made a huge difference in one Indonesian woman’s life.

  9. Study tour strengthens vocational education collaboration between Indonesia and the United Kingdom

    19 January 2023

    Enhancing institutional knowledge sharing and capacity building, the ILO-UK Skills for Prosperity programme in Indonesia facilitated study visits for polytechnic leaders and lectures to academic partners in the UK.

  10. Sunshine, sea… and skills in tourism: ILO supports women in northeastern Indonesia in sustainable tourism development

    12 January 2023