News on Violence and Harassment in the World of Work

  1. Albania ratifies the Violence and Harassment Convention

    06 May 2022

    Albania becomes the 13th country in the world, and the 5th country in Europe, to ratify Convention No. 190.

  2. The Republic of San Marino ratifies the Violence and Harassment Convention

    14 April 2022

    San Marino becomes the 12th country in the world, and the 4th country in Europe, to ratify Convention No. 190.

  3. Indonesian mass media take actions to free the world of work from violence and harassment

    07 April 2022

    The ILO joins forces with the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) Indonesia to engage Indonesian mass media taking actions to advocate ILO’s Convention No. 190 on Violence and Harassment.

  4. Indonesia supports gender-responsive protection for its migrant workers

    05 April 2022

    Together with the Ministry of Manpower and the Migrant Workers Network, the joint ILO-UN Women Safe and Fair programme launched gender-responsive guideline and procedure to promote safe and fair migration for all.

  5. Engaging Indonesian mass media to advocate ILO’s Violence and Harassment Convention

    01 April 2022

    A series of media engagement activities, jointly conducted by the ILO and the Alliance of Independent Journalist (AJI) Indonesia, encourage a greater involvement of mass media in a global and national campaign on the ratification of ILO’s Violence and Harassment Convention.

  6. The United Kingdom ratifies the Violence and Harassment Convention

    07 March 2022

    The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland becomes the 11th country in the world, and the 3rd country in Europe, to ratify Convention No. 190.

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    Workplaces should be free from abuse: Albania third in Europe to ratify ILO Convention No. 190 on Eliminating Violence and Harassment in the world of work

    23 February 2022

    On 3rd February 2022, the Parliament of Albania unanimously ratified the ILO Convention No. 190 on “Eliminating Violence and Harassment in the World of Work”. The ratification is an important step for the country where violence against women is very high.

  8. Panel discussion on women’s empowerment in the world of work in fragile settings

    The event was an opportunity to launch the ILO Guide “Gender equality and women’s empowerment in the world of work in fragile, conflict and disaster settings” and to engage in a global conversation with constituents, partner organizations and other stakeholders in the Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus on how best to effectively mainstream gender equality and non-discrimination in the world of work faced by crisis and fragility in order to pave the way to more equal, peaceful and resilient societies.

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    New ILO/WHO guide urges greater safeguards to protect health workers

    21 February 2022

    The joint publication encourages countries to strengthen the protection of health workers by improving the management of occupational health and safety at national, sub-national and health facility levels.

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    Helping Women Workers Manage Cultural and Professional Barriers in Pakistan

    14 February 2022

    Female labour force participation in urban Pakistan is among the lowest in the world. In a new training, home-based women workers learn financial literacy, and perhaps most importantly, self-advocacy.

  11. OSH and COVID-19 for Indonesia’s traditional market vendors

    11 February 2022

    Meysha Fatmawati shared her inspirations and journey to produce the winning animation video about the promotion of occupational safety and health (OSH) for traditional market vendors. Her video beat more than 400 participating videos.

  12. The Integrated Gender Responsiveness-One Roof Services Office (LTSA-MRC) in Cirebon receives Indonesian Migrant Worker Award from the Ministry of Manpower

    21 December 2021

    The Integrated Gender Responsiveness-One-Roof Integrated Service (LTSA-MRC) in Cirebon district, supported by the joint ILO-UN Women Safe and Fair programme, is awarded by the Ministry of Manpower with Indonesian Migrant Worker Award.

  13. South Africa ratifies the Violence and Harassment Convention

    16 December 2021

    South Africa became the tenth country in the world, and the fourth African country, to ratify the ILO’s Violence and Harassment Convention, 2019 (No. 190).

  14. Prevent the spread of HIV and COVID-19 with VCT and vaccine programmes

    06 December 2021

    The ILO joins hands with the Confederation of Indonesian Moslem Trade Union (K-Saburmusi) and the City Government of Sukabumi to prevent the spread of HIV and COVID-19 for transportation workers and people with HIV.

  15. Free from violence and harassment for a harmonious workplace, society and common prosperity

    30 November 2021

    ILO Country Office Director Dr. Changhee Lee delivered a video speech on the occasion of 16 Days campaign 2021 to call for a workplace free from violence and harassment

  16. Voicing the voiceless of Indonesian women migrant workers

    23 November 2021

    As part of the Human Rights Festival, the ILO through its ILO-UN Women Safe and Fair Programme under the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative conducted a journalism exhibition and discussion to voice the voiceless of Indonesian migrant workers.

  17. Reskilling and upskilling are key to meet the market demand after the pandemic

    17 November 2021

    The disruptions caused by the COVID-19 crisis have accelerated the demand for skills that match the structural shift in labour markets. Chatib Basri, a senior economist, and former Finance Minister shared his views at the ILO’s event about the future trend of the world of work after the pandemic.

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    Italy ratifies the ILO Convention (No. 190) on the elimination of violence and harassment in the world of work

    29 October 2021

    Italy has ratified the ILO Violence and Harassment Convention, 2019 (No. 190), becoming the ninth country in the world and the second European country that ratified this Convention.

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    Media engagement to improve gender-sensitive labour migration reporting

    22 October 2021

    The ILO, through its joint ILO-UN Women Safe and Fair Programme under the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative, in partnership with the Alliance of Indonesian Journalists (AJI) Jakarta organized a series of media engagement programmes.

  20. Young workers urge the elimination of workplace violence and harassment

    18 October 2021

    As part of the promotion for the ratification of the ILO Convention No. 190, the ILO took part in the discussion with young workers who aspired for workplace free from violence and harassment.