First anniversary of landmark ILO Convention 190 - UNI/Global

This Sunday 21 June marks one year since the International Labour Conference overwhelmingly adopted ILO Convention 190 Convention on eliminating violence and harassment in the world of work. The ground-breaking global instrument is supported by Recommendation 206. Together, both tools create an international legal framework to protect workers from violence and harassment in the world of work.

UN statistics show that 35 per cent of women – 818 million women globally – over the age of 15 have experienced sexual or physical violence at home, in their communities or in the workplace. More than one in three countries have no laws against sexual harassment in the workplace: an estimated 235m women are left unprotected.

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