News on Violence and Harassment in the World of Work

  1. Film director wins ILO prize for gender based violence documentary

    25 November 2020

    The winning short film touches on fundamental gender and child rights’ issues addressed by the International Labour Organization.

  2. Women hit hard by COVID-19 impact on garment sector

    20 November 2020

    A new brief highlights COVID-19 impacts on women and men workers in the garment sector and recommendations for a gender-responsive recovery.

  3. Zero tolerance to violence and harassment in the world of work: unanimous vote of the Chamber of Deputies for the ratification of the ILO Convention

    24 September 2020

  4. New Argentine film pushes the debate on gender violence

    19 August 2020

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and UN Women are sponsoring the world premiere of "The crimes that bind", the new film by Argentine director Sebastian Schindel that explores two key issues of the United Nations agenda.

  5. On Mexico’s farms, COVID-19 highlights need for fair recruitment

    17 August 2020

    Farmers and workers on the Mexico-Guatemala border have long relied on informal cross-border migrant labour, although these practices open the way to exploitation and abuse, and in the era of COVID-19, increase health and safety risks. Now, an ILO project is working with local organizations to promote fairer and safer recruitment practices.

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    A better normal must mean tackling workplace violence and harassment

    27 July 2020

    There are signs that work-related violence and harassment has increased during the COVID-19 crisis. A new ILO report looks at how the causes and manifestations can be addressed, something that will be essential if we are to create a ‘better normal’.

  7. How cooperatives can help Brazil’s waste pickers build back from COVID-19

    03 July 2020

    This year’s International Day of Cooperatives on 4 July will focus on climate action. Waste pickers’ cooperatives in Brazil are examples of how cooperatives can help combat climate change, while facing the challenges thrown up by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  8. Workers’ organizations are essential to promote and put into practice ILO standards on Violence and Harassment

    03 July 2020

    Social dialogue including collective bargaining remains a vital instrument for workers’organizations to advocate for the ratification and implementation of these new ILO standards on violence and harassment in the world of work.

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    Let’s talk openly about mental health in the workplace

    03 July 2020

    With so many workers suffering the psychological consequences of the pandemic, mental health cannot remain a taboo.

  10. ILO Violence and Harassment Convention will enter into force in June 2021

    25 June 2020

    The ratification by Fiji, the second after Uruguay, will allow Convention No. 190 to enter into force in a year’s time.

  11. Uruguay first to ratify ILO Violence and Harassment Convention

    12 June 2020

    ILO’s landmark Convention No. 190, on violence and harassment in the work environment, has received its first ratification, taking it a step closer to entering into force.

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    COVID-19: G7 nations need to get gender equality right for a better future for women at work

    14 May 2020

    Fighting deep-rooted gender inequality must be part of countries’ responses to the crisis, says high-level meeting on the role of women in the post-COVID future.

  13. ILO welcomes commitments to ratify Convention on violence and harassment

    03 March 2020

    Argentina, Finland, Spain and Uruguay have all formally committed to ratify the ILO’s Convention that provides an international framework to end violence and harassment in the world of work.

  14. Unions in Ukraine join the campaign to end violence and harassment at work

    05 December 2019

    Trade unions in Ukraine have shown strong committment to ending violence and harassment in the world of work.

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    End violence and harassment in the world of work

    25 November 2019

    "Violence and harassment constitutes one of the greatest threats to decent work. No more excuses. Let’s work together and make the promise of Convention No. 190 a reality for all," says ILO Director-General.

  16. China-Belgium-ILO seminar: unlocking the potential of women to achieve sustainable development

    20 November 2019

  17. Ending Violence and Harassment against Women and Men in the World of Work

    10 November 2019

    At the 3rd Tokyo 2020-ILO Sustainability Forum, the ILO new Convention was presented.

  18. ILO Commission of Inquiry issues report on complaint against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

    03 October 2019

    The Commission of Inquiry set up by the ILO Governing Body to examine a complaint against the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela has adopted its report.

  19. Namibia Commits to Ratify ILO Convention on Violence and Harassment

    30 September 2019

    Namibia announces commitment to ratify the ILO Convention on Violence and Harassment (No. 190), during major Global Citizen festival in New York.

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    Future of work takes centre stage at UNGA

    24 September 2019

    ILO-led discussions relating to the future of work played a key role at the UN General Assembly in New York. Follow the highlights here.