Eliminating Violence and Harassment in the World of Work

The ILO has established new global standards aimed at ending violence and harassment in the world of work.

Shaping a world of work free from violence and harassment

  1. Violence and harassment in the world of work deprives people of their dignity, is incompatible with decent work, and a threat to equal opportunities and to safe, healthy, and productive working environments. It remains a widespread phenomenon, present in all countries and disregarding sectors, occupations and work arrangements.

    The adoption of Convention No. 190 and Recommendation No. 206 recognizes the right of everyone to a world of work free from violence and harassment, including gender-based violence and harassment.

Latest news

  1. Eliminating Violence and Harassment in the World of Work

    Enough is enough: Eliminating Violence and Harassment in the World of Work

    23 April 2021

  2. International Labour Standards

    Somalia recognizes decent work for women and men as the foundation of peace and resilience

    19 April 2021

  3. Our impact, their voices

    Taking the harassment out of ridesharing in Nepal

    01 April 2021

  4. Domestic Workers - Violence and Harassment

    Namibia ratifies the Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189) and the Violence and Harassment Convention, 2019 (No. 190)

    10 December 2020

  5. International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

    Film director wins ILO prize for gender based violence documentary

    25 November 2020

Resources

  1. The Global Deal for Decent Work and Inclusive Growth - Thematic Brief

    The Contribution of Social Dialogue to Gender Equality

    20 January 2021

  2. Publication

    Preventing sexual harassment at the ILO

    30 November 2020

    An ILO free from sexual harassment: A right and our joint responsibility.

  3. ILO Brief

    Policy Brief on sexual harassment in the entertainment industry

    25 November 2020

    The Violence and Harassment Recommendation, 2019 (No. 206) includes entertainment among sectors and occupations which may be particularly exposed to violence and harassment. Against this background, this brief analyses trends and patterns of sexual harassment in the entertainment industry, and it provides a picture of relevant laws and other means to protect workers in the industry.