Violence and harassment in the world of work can happen everywhere – online, in the physical workplace, during the commute, where workers rest, eat or attend to their health and sanitation needs, as well as at social gatherings.
WE CAN MAKE IT STOP!
In June 2019, the International Labour Conference said STOP to violence and harassment in the world of work by adopting a ground-breaking international tool, Convention 190 (C190) and a Recommendation 206 (R206).
- This new Convention protects all workers irrespective of their contractual status; interns, apprentices, people in training, workers whose employment has been terminated, volunteers and jobseekers.
- It has a strong focus on gender-based violence. Women are disproportionally affected by violence and harassment in the world of work.
- It covers all sectors in the public and private sector, rural and urban, formal and informal economy.
- Its scope is the world of work, which is larger than only the actual workplace.
- Convention 190 leaves no one behind
Why is it important?
- Violence and harassment in the world of work cannot be tolerated.
- This is the first international standard that aims to put an end to violence and harassment in the world of work.
- It recognizes that everyone has the right to a world of work free from violence and harassment.
- The Convention will cover existing gaps in national legislation.
Raise awareness and provide education to union members and society at large
Actively campaign for the ratification of C190 in your country
Mobilize around the issue of violence and harassment in the world of work
Build alliances with other trade unions, national centres, NGOs and especially women's rights groups to help eliminate workplace violence and harassment
Develop structures for advocating the ratification