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Impact and people

2021

  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. © Ezer Mnasri 2021

    A small dam brings a village back to life

    15 October 2021

    Saida Zouaoui, who lives in Tunisia, has always wanted to carry on her father's legacy, building dams in the Berber tradition. With courage and determination, she convinced the local authorities to support her idea. Today, the municipality of Galâa-Maaden-Forgsan has a dam that benefits both farmers and the local community.

  3. A web developer sets to support SMEs with newly attained digital skills

    08 October 2021

    As part of the UN joint programme, an ILO-sponsored e-commerce web development training empowers its participants and small business owners looking to expand their reach and market.

  4. © Thon Mabior Jok 2021

    From refugee to digital worker

    08 October 2021

    For Thon Mabior Jok, a young refugee from Kakuma camp in Kenya, working on a digital platform has meant some extra income but there are many challenges.

  5. © Seyidina Alioune Diallo 2021

    A rap to raise awareness of the dangers of COVID-19

    29 September 2021

    Find out about a music initiative to raise awareness among young Mauritanians and refugees on the dangers of COVID-19 and its impact on the world of work.

  6. A young entrepreneur builds an innovative business from traditional food

    23 September 2021

    As part of the joint UN programme, the ILO provides an entrepreneurship training to help youth and other vulnerable groups to build and improve their businesses in the midst of pandemic.

  7. Jordanian trainer embarks on cooperative management training initiative, supported by the ILO

    21 September 2021

    Jordanian Ahlam Mahadeen took part in ILO’s Trainers of Trainers (ToT) programme on My.Coop and is now training cooperative members on the package, which focuses on the management of agricultural cooperatives.

  8. Entrepreneurship skills for Venezuelan migrants and refugees

    15 September 2021

    ILO Chief technical advisor, María Olave, explains how the ILO has provided entrepreneurship training to Venezuelan migrants and refugees in Ecuador and Peru during the COVID-19 pandemic. Well over five million Venezuelans have become refugees and migrants in recent years, the majority of whom are living in neighbouring countries in Latin America.

  9. Decent work for migrant workers in South East Asia's fishing industry

    06 September 2021

    Standing outside a fishing port near Bangkok, Thailand, Chief technical Advisor, Mi Zhou explains how the ILO’s Ship to Shore Rights South East Asia project, funded by the European Union, promotes regular and safe labour migration and decent work for migrant workers in the fishing and seafood processing sectors in the region.

  10. 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.