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In order for the proposal to be accepted by the Governing Body (GB), we will therefore need to persuade more governments to support it as a first priority, and to convince some national employers’ associations that are members of the GB to support the proposal.
For PSI, ending violence against women is a top-priority. Violence against women creates inequality, affecting the well-being of current and future generations. Violence and the threat of it deprives women of their basic human rights. Quality public services are often the only shield and support for women in this situation.
Therefore, we call on PSI affiliates to take action and send letters to the members of the ILO Governing Body and their governments by 20th October.
PSI supports the ITUC campaign for this new international labour standard.
A toolkit is available for download, consisting of:
In terms of target governments, we want to:
Other governments it would be useful for us to target include:
For employer’s associations, key targets could include Barbados, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Japan, Kenya, Spain, South Africa and the United States.
We would ask you to keep us informed of your lobbying efforts and the positions that your government and employers’ associations are adopting. You can send your updates to Sandra.Vermuyten@world-psi.org