8 March 2013

ILO celebrates International Women's Day

The theme for International Women’s Day 2013 – STOP Violence at work – highlights the need to promote decent work for women and men that is free from violence.

Promoting decent work for women and men that is free from violence
At a time when ending violence against women has taken centre stage in the international media, is high on the political agenda in many countries, and is the topic of this year’s United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, International Women’s Day 2013 presents an important opportunity for the ILO to host a world-of-work discussion on how to stop violence at work.

8 March 2013, 11:30 to 13:00, ILO – Governing Body Room

ILO’s Director General, Mr Guy Ryder, and other distinguished speakers representing workers' and employers' organizations will participate in the panel debate. Dr. Charlotte Harland will grace the event, and share her perspectives based on her wide experience in development work. Each speaker will share good practices and experiences, followed by an active question and answer session from the floor.