The main violence women journalists face in Cyprus are cyber-attacks that, in many cases, in contrast to online abuse of male journalists, go beyond the vulgar sexist euphemism and intimidation.
Most of the time, the victims of these attacks do not file a complaint for fear that until their complaint is being examined the attacks and the rhetoric will intensify.
Ratification of ILO Convention 190 will help address the issue because, inter alia, it defines the "world of work", which transcends the workplace and includes work-related facilities and communications (Article 3).
In addition, the ratification process of the Convention has led to the launch of workshops and seminars in the workplace to raise awareness on violence and harassment in the world of work.
Union of Cyprus journalists
Find out more about ILO Convention 190 on violence and harassment in the world of work and how you can get involved by checking the IFJ campaign page.