Intro GBV

#RATIFYC190 FOR A WORLD OF WORK FREE FROM VIOLENCE AND HARASSMENT

Whilst both women and men experience violence and harassment in the world of work, unequal status and power relations in society and at work often result in women being far more exposed to violence and harassment.

Gender-based violence remains one of the most tolerated violations of workers’ human rights. According to statistics, 35% 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.

In June 2019, the International Labour Conference adopted a set of robust and forward-looking international labour stardards in the form of Convention 190 (C190) and Recommendation 206 (R206) that aim at preventing and addressing violence and harassment in the world of work, including gender-based violence and harassment.

The ITUC campaign #RatifyC190 – for a world of work free from violence and harassment aims to:

  1. Ensure wide ratification of ILO C190 and effective implementation of C190 and R206 to realise a world of work free from violence and harassment with a strong focus on the elimination of gender-based violence and harassment.
  2. Mobilise and strengthen trade union action for the elimination of gender-based violence and harassment from the world of work.
  3. Raise public awareness around ILO C190 and R206.