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.

2012

  1. Lilis Suryani: “I want to share my knowledge and skills with my communities”

    20 September 2012

    The aftermath of the tsunami which hit the Mentawai Islands in 2010 had significant impact on local communities of Mentawai, including Lilis Suryani and her family. It became very difficult to attain a decent income as the residents from her village had relocated to higher ground, leaving their previous jobs in Bulasat village and resulting in a profit decrease. By Gita Lingga, the ILO's Communications Officer for Indonesia and Timor-Leste

  2. Investing in quality ‘second chance’ education

    12 July 2012

    An opinion-editorial by Dede Sudono, Project Officer of Child Labor and Education Programme, and Tauvik Muhamad, Programme Officer, ILO-Jakarta, focusing on the importance of 'second chance' education for Indonesian children in order to increase their employability and access to the future globalized labour market. The opinion article was published by the Jakarta Post on 12 July.

  3. Turning waste fruit into a profitable business

    05 July 2012

    Cooperatives have played an important role in Indonesia by helping to boost growth, reduce poverty and promote social cohesion. As the world celebrates the UN International Day of Cooperatives, Gita Lingga reports on a successful project involving rural women in the Maluku islands.

  4. ‘Decent work’ in Indonesia: What do the indicators say?

    04 June 2012

    An opinion-editorial by Peter van Rooij, Country Director of the ILO in Indonesia, highlighting decent work indicators of Indonesia ranging from the labor force participation rates of men and women, social protection, progress made in reducing child labour, to the hours people work and the wages they receive. The opinion article was published by the Jakarta Post on 4 June.

  5. May Day rally as part of labour union’s strategic action

    01 May 2012

    An opinion-editorial by Tauvik Muhamad, Programme Officer, ILO-Jakarta, focusing on the Indonesian labour movement and the urgency for the unions to come up with more strategic thinking and sustainable means of influencing the policy-making process. The opinion article was published by the Jakarta Post on 1 May.

  6. Fuel-price policy and social protection floor in Indonesia

    14 April 2012

    An opinion-editorial by Tauvik Muhamad, Programme Officer, ILO-Jakarta, capturing the important linkages between the fuel-price policy and the implementation of the social protection floor in Indonesia. The opinion article was published by the Jakarta Post on 14 April.

  7. The dispute over minimum wages in Indonesia: Who's to decide how much is enough?

    26 March 2012

    An opinion-editorial by Tauvik Muhamad, Programme Officer, ILO-Jakarta, raising key questions regarding minimum wage mechanisms and fixing-systems. The opinion article was published by the Jakarta Globe on 26 March.

  8. Campaign for domestic workers’ rights gathers pace

    29 February 2012

    The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day, 8 March, is “Empower Rural Women, End Poverty and Hunger”. One path that many rural women take to escape poverty is to become a domestic worker in a big city household or overseas. Yet when they do, many find themselves exploited, with little or no legal protection to guarantee basic rights to pay, rest and freedom from abuse. However following the adoption of the ILO Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189), the campaign to ensure domestic workers’ rights are respected is gaining momentum. By Lotte Kejser, Chief Technical Advisor, ILO Country Office for Indonesia and Timor Leste

2011

  1. Managing growth through workplace cooperation – the case of PT Laksana

    21 October 2011

    A case study of the SCORE Project in Indonesia

  2. The story of Munti: Tortured to death in Malaysia

    15 September 2011

    Suparmo, 47 years old, still cannot forget his wife’s condition. Her teeth were broken. Her backbone was fractured. She had bruises and stab wounds on her face and body. His wife’s name was Munti. She was only 36 years old and was in a coma. “I couldn’t believe that she could still be alive with all those severe injuries,” Suparmo recalled. “She had been severely tortured by her employers.”