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. Promoting decent work for domestic workers: Maruli A. Hasoloan, Director General of Labour Placement

    22 August 2017

    Maruli A. Hasoloan, Director General of Labour Placement and Employment Development of the Ministry of Manpower, has given voice to the life story of Siti Kholifah, a domestic worker from Yogyakarta. Under the title “Benefits of written working contract”, she told her life story enjoying benefits she gained from having a written working contract.

  2. Promoting decent work for domestic workers: Actor Lukman Sardi

    18 August 2017

    Lukman Sardi, a senior actor, has given voice to the life story of Kholisoh, a domestic worker from Yogyakarta. Under the title “Give my salary without having to ask”, Kholisoh wrote about her plight as a domestic worker for the last 14 years.

  3. Promoting decent work for Indonesian domestic workers: Chair of Indonesian Women’s Congress Giwo Rubianto

    14 August 2017

    Giwo Rubianto, Chair of Indonesian Women’s Congress (Kowani), lends her voice to bring the life story of Tatik, a domestic worker from Yogyakarta, to life before more than 200 people attending the launch a book titled “We Will not Be Silent: 31 Stories of Domestic Workers behind the Domestic Walls”, in August 2017 in Jakarta.

  4. ILO and ETI to bring SCORE Training to suppliers of international brands in Guangdong and Shanghai

    20 July 2017

    The ILO Office for China and Mongolia and Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) are cooperating to improve the productivity, competiveness and sustainability of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province and Shanghai.

  5. Victory and justice for Indonesian domestic workers

    16 June 2017

    For more than seven years, Siti Sri Marni, 22 years old, was kept as prisoner in the home of her employer who regularly violently abused and deprived her of food, sleep and payment for long hours of grueling work. Her case was considered important in the fight for justice for domestic workers in the country as most of the legal cases involving domestic workers rarely go to the court.

  6. Positive Impact: SCORE Training contributes to cleaner production and increased productivity in SMEs

    31 May 2017

    5th June 2017 is World Environment Day, providing us with the opportunity to reflect on the current challenges that face our environment, as well as the important gains that have been made in workplaces around the world through SCORE Training. By reducing the environmental footprint we are contributing to a more sustainable economy and a better working environment for all.

  7. Basmadi can laugh now, surviving the disaster with bike repair business

    15 March 2017

    The eruption of Mt. Sinabung has changed the life of Basmadi Kapri Peranginangin. The disaster has ruined his village and livelihoods, but he has now risen with new hopes and dreams with his new business.

  8. Improving domestic workers’ job quality and standards

    30 January 2017

    When learning that she passed the certification examination by the Profession Certification Agency, Misni, a domestic worker from Pandanwangi, East Java, could not hide her excitement. After more than 14 years working as domestic worker, she has never dreamed that she would earn a certification for her competency in doing domestic work.

  9. Financing still troubles small businesses

    25 January 2017

    An opinion-editorial by Owais Parray, the Chief Technical Adviser of the ILO's Promoting Micro and Small Enterprises through Entrepreneur’s Access to Financial Services (PROMISE IMPACT) Project in Indonesia highlighting the importance of micro and small enterprises as the source of employment, yet they face limited access to finance from banks and other formal financial institutions. The Op-Ed is published by the Jakarta Post on 25 January.

  10. Creating transformation from little things with big impacts

    23 January 2017

    The buzzing and humming of sewing machines fill the hallway of PT. Dianatina Ayu, a small-and-medium-sized enterprise located in Kuta, Bali. The sounds are created by dozens of workers who produce various types of garment to be exported to different parts of the world, such as Europe, the United States, Australia, and several countries in Asia.