Putting an end to discrimination, violence and harassment at work is a prerequisite for equal societies

Equality needs to be at the forefront of societies. Women are paying the highest price for this crisis, losing their jobs and wages. The COVID-19 crisis has worsened income inequality and increased gender exclusion and discrimination, showing the urgency of tackling the gender pay gap. Women are also facing the burdens of violence and harassment at work. The recently approved ILO Convention on violence and harassment at work (C190) was a long-awaited step in the fight for gender equality. Countries now need to ratify and implement this Convention.

Bridging the gender-pay gap and ending violence and harassment are fundamental for inclusive societies!