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The ILO Director-General says it is time to end violence and harassment

The ILO Director-General says it is time to end violence and harassment

  • news by AUN News correspondent
  • Friday, November 25, 2022
  • AUN News – ISSN: 2949-8090

Summary:

  • It is the most common violation or abuse of human rights worldwide.

  • The ILO adopted Convention 190 and its companion recommendation 206 three years ago, marking the first-ever international pact addressing workplace violence and harassment.

  • Everyone has the right to a workplace free from harassment and violence, including harassment and violence based on gender, according to ILO Convention 190. In addition, C190 recognizes that women and members of other disadvantaged groups are more vulnerable and urges the adoption of a comprehensive, integrated, and gender-responsive strategy to prevent and eradicate all forms of violence and harassment at work.

  • We require all nations to ratify and put C190 into effect to make that right a reality and leave no one behind! Thanks to universal ratification, everyone can live with respect and dignity.

  • Today, on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, I ask all countries to ratify C190 and put it into effect.

Workplace violence and harassment are detrimental to lives and livelihoods. It is the most common violation or abuse of human rights worldwide. It can happen at work, in public, or at home.

People, families, and even whole societies must pay the high social and economic costs of workplace violence and harassment. These costs include lost revenue, public services, and productivity.

The ILO signed Convention 190 and its companion recommendation 206 three years ago. They were the first international agreements to deal with violence and harassment at work.

Everyone has the right to a workplace free from harassment and violence, including harassment and violence based on gender, according to ILO Convention 190.

C190 also acknowledges that women and people from other disadvantaged groups are more likely to be hurt. It requests a comprehensive plan that takes gender into account in order to prevent and eliminate all forms of workplace violence and harassment.

We require all nations to ratify and put C190 into effect to make that right a reality and leave no one behind!

Thanks to universal ratification, everyone can live with respect and dignity. This will also help us improve social justice and ensure everyone has a decent job.

Today, on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, I ask all countries to ratify C190 and put it into effect. I also ask them to do this every day.

Analysis by: Advocacy Unified Network

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