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.

2011

  1. Public-private partnerships in Asia Pacific – the best of two systems

    26 August 2011

    Public-private partnerships are gaining increasing traction in international development cooperation and are being used more and more by the International Labour Organization (ILO). By Wolfgang Schiefer, Chief, Regional Partnerships, Resource Mobilization and UN Reform, ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

  2. Young Timorese beautician is a cut above the rest

    29 July 2011

    Eugenia de Jesus Cardoso now runs a successful beauty salon in her hometown, in Maliana, her hometown in Timore-Leste. She gained the business and specialist skills she needed during a training programme run by the Timore-Leste Government and the ILO’s Youth Employment Promotion (YEP) programme. By Matt Crook for the ILO Liaison Office for Timor-Leste

  3. From zero to hero – a story of Yayuk

    15 May 2011

    Not many expected, at first, that Endang Sri Wahyuni, 43 years old, from PPSW Pasoendan, a NGO dealing with women’s empowerment, would be nominated as one of the best trainers of the ILO’s Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB). Although remaining friendly and humble, Yayuk, as she is usually called, is now talkative, expressive and communicative. Different from the silent Yayuk, who did not even say a word during the first training she attended in 2007.

  4. Breaking the glass ceiling: The story of two Nias women as the supervisor sites in the construction sector

    15 May 2011

    It never crossed the minds of these two young women of Nias Island, Kiki and Lisna, that they could work as site supervisors in road construction works as construction workers have traditionally been though of as “male territory”. But thanks to the opportunities given by the ILO’s Nias Rural Access and Capacity Building Project, these two women have been trained and now are working as site supervisors. This initiative has opened the career opportunities in the construction sector for young women on Nias.

2010

  1. Indigenous women break traditional barriers by becoming entrepreneurs

    22 December 2010

    By Gita F. Lingga, Communications Officer, ILO-Jakarta. An ILO/UNDP project to help women in Jayawijay, Lani Jaya and Yahukomo regencies of Papua, Indonesia become entrepreneurs to help lift them out of the poverty line.

  2. Bali Tourism Institute continue to grow after 30 years

    19 November 2010

    By Gita F. Lingga, Communications Officer of ILO-Jakarta. (Bali, Indonesia): More than 30 years ago the ILO, supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), assisted the Government of Indonesia in the establishment of the Bali Tourism Institute (Sekolah Tinggi Pariwisata/STP) in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia. Established in 1978, SPT Nusa Dua Bali has extended its reputation as the premier source of quality human resources for the tourism sector in the country. It is also the largest tourism institute under the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, equipped with modern learning facilities. Participating in the ILO’s Entrepreneurship Skills Development (ILO-ESD) project last year, Yulia was able to gain new knowledge through the GET Ahead module.

  3. “Now, I can afford my children’s education”

    29 October 2010

    By Gita F. Lingga, Communications Officer of ILO-Jakarta. (Wamena, Indonesia): “This training changed my mindset,’’ said Yulia Walilo, a honey bee entrepreneur in Lani Jaya. Participating in the ILO’s Entrepreneurship Skills Development (ILO-ESD) project last year, Yulia was able to gain new knowledge through the GET Ahead module.

  4. “Nyeki Awa Loh Halok, Nyape Awalok Hat”

    29 October 2010

    By Gita F. Lingga, Communications Officer of ILO-Jakarta. (Wamena, Indonesia): “The programme not only gave me knowledge, but it also gave me a chance to expand my business by helping me with a loan,’’ said Serlina Wenda, a coffee milling entrepreneur in Jayawijaya. When joining the ILO’s Entrepreneurship Skills Development (ILO-ESD) programme in 2009, Serlina had been an established entrepreneur, with a coffee milling business that had run for more than a decade. But she believed that her business knowledge needed to be updated and developed.

  5. Human story – A simple woman who is able to transform Nias

    01 October 2010

    Aries Zebua is a young woman, 24 years old, and is from Nias. Several years ago she managed to complete her high school education and then began working in a local contractor company. Two years passed by, after which Aries decided to move to Medan. Here she worked at the Polonia Airport as part of the cargo handling crew for 3 years, before she finally was asked to return home by her family.

  6. Human story – A better road for the future

    01 October 2010

    Mrs. Murniati Bate’e is one of Nias Island’s indigenous people originating from Dahana Village in Gunungsitoli Idanoi sub-district. She works alongside her husband as a farm worker. As a farm worker, the income of Mrs. Bate’e often varies greatly, as does her working hours. She wished for a job so that she could provide her family – especially her children - with a better start in life.