Ending discrimination, gender-based violence and harassment in the world of work is key for equal societies

In the wake of Covid-19, discrimination, harassment and violence have increased across the world. Women pay the highest price, as they are losing their jobs and are particularly exposed to violence and harassment at work. Everyone has the right to work in a workplace free from discrimination and violence, no matter their gender, class, race, ethnicity, ideology, religion, sexual orientation and disability status. Therefore, governments’ recovery plans must foster equality and include ratifying and implementing key legal instruments, such as ILO Convention 111 on discrimination and 190 on violence and harassment.

A world free of discrimination, harassment and violence is the only way to ensure a recovery, along with resilience, that bears equality in its heart!