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.

Resources

  1. Publication

    ILO Violence and Harassment Convention, 2019 (No. 190): 12 ways it can support the COVID-19 response and recovery

    14 May 2020

    This note highlights the relevance of the ILO Violence and Harassment Convention, 2019 (No. 190) to the current COVID-19 pandemic. It provides examples of work-related violence and harassment that have been reported across countries in the context of COVID-19 and mentions specific provisions of Convention No. 190 and its accompanying Recommendation No. 206 that can help prevent and address those situations.

  2. Publication

    Some world agreements about stopping violence and harassment at work

    10 March 2020

    An easy-to-read guide to the Violence and Harassment Convention No.190 and Recommendation No.206

  3. Publication

    Series of technical briefs : Violence and harassment in the world of work

    03 March 2020

    In June 2019, the ILO adopted the Violence and Harassment Convention No.190 and its supplementing Recommendation No.206. These are the first international standards to provide a common framework to prevent, remedy and eliminate violence and harassment in the world of work, including gender-based violence and harassment. The ILO has prepared a series of briefs that provide an overview of the instruments and feature specific topics which are of particular importance when addressing violence and harassment in the world of work.

Projects

  1. Project

    Gender Responsive Recovery for Sustainable Peace (GRRSP)

    1 September 2012 - 31 March 2015

    This is an inter-agency project of FAO, UN Women and ILO with support from the UN Peace Building Fund (PBF) for a duration of 2 ½ years in three districts of Nepal; Kavre, Ramechhap and Sindhuli. The implementation strategy is to address the economic, social and psychological hardships of about 2,000 conflict-affected women and their families through a multi-sectoral approach with a comprehensive activities that integrate multiple sectors with coordination from the relevant line Ministries, civil society, development partners and non-governmental organizations. The project contributes to further strengthen the implementation of national commitments to women’s empowerment and gender equality in the context of peace-building process.

  2. Project

    Project on Gender-Responsive Recovery for Sustainable Peace in Nepal

    10 January 2012 - 30 June 2014

    This joint project of ILO, FAO and UN Women aims to address economic, social and psychological hardships of conflict-affected women and their families through community-led women's empowerment initiatives.