Interactive webinar on “Ending gender-based violence in the world of work”

Date: 
29 May, 2017
Time: 
14.00-15.30 Brussels (GMT+1)
Event type: 
Stop gender-based violence at work!

Join us for an interactive webinar on “Ending gender-based violence in the world of work” taking place on 29 May from 14h-15h30 Brussels (GMT+1) – check your time here. Interpretation will be available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, and Russian. Register to join by following the instructions.

Whilst both women and men experience violence and harassment in the world of work, unequal status and power relations in society and at work often result in women being far more exposed to violence and harassment. Gender-based violence remains one of the most tolerated violations of workers’ human rights. According to statistics, 35% of women - 818 million women globally - over the age of 15 have experienced sexual or physical violence at home, in their communities or in the workplace.

Trade unions have been lobbying for an ILO Convention to address this for many years. At the end of 2015, the ILO announced the launch of a standard-setting process on “violence and harassment against women and men in the world of work”. A first discussion will take place at the 107th Session of the ILO Conference in June 2018.

Last week, the ILO sent a questionnaire to governments to collect their views for the discussion in June 2018. Governments, trade unions and employers’ organisations have until 22 September 2017 to reply.

Join us for this interactive webinar and learn more about:

  • How trade unions, civil society organisations and other allies can work together to end gender based violence in the world of work
  • The ILO standard-setting process and how an ILO Convention could help eradicate gender based violence in the world work

We look forward to hearing your views during this interactive discussion. Interpretation will be available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, and Russian.

Engage on social media with #GBV is not part of the job!

For more information: http://www.ituc-csi.org/gender-based-violence

Contact ITUC at: equality@ituc-csi.org

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