ILO builds the capacity of Egyptian textile companies on gender responsive workplaces

News | 06 August 2021
The ILO Dutch funded Project entitled “Promoting Gender-Responsive Workplaces in Egypt” and the Better Work program held a two-days training on 5-6 July in Alexandria for 18 participants representing four textile companies to build their capacity to address violence and harassment issues at work including prevention and remediation.

The pilot training focused on the concept of violence at work within ILO’s conventions and within national legislation, mechanisms to report grievances and harassment within workplace and ways to support harassment victims. The training sessions also included real life testimonies and real life cases from companies. Further efforts will include the ccollection of good preventative, protective and remediation actions and measures from enterprises to make the training available to a larger group of employers in collaboration with the Federation of Egyptian Industries.

According to ILO Convention 190, violence and harassment at the world of work can constitute a human rights violation that is a threat to equal opportunities and is unacceptable and incompatible with decent work.