News on Violence and Harassment in the World of Work

  1. © Women's web.in 2021

    Protect and manage mental health at workplace in time of COVID-19

    15 September 2021

    Work arrangements and conditions have changed considerably due to the COVID-19 pandemic, bringing new psychosocial challenges for the health and well-being of workers. The ILO’s Technical Officer, Grace Monica Halim, shared her insights on actions to address this problem.

  2. Greece ratifies the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health Convention and the Violence and Harassment Convention

    30 August 2021

  3. ILO and Jurnal Perempuan examine the plight of women workers in the midst of COVID-19 pandemic and technology change

    30 August 2021

    The ILO continues to promote gender equality in Indonesia. Together with Jurnal Perempuan, the Indonesian feminist journal, the ILO launch a joint special edition on women workers in the midst of pandemic and technology change.

  4. Convention 190 in action: preventing harassment of workers in Japanese banks

    29 July 2021

    Labour banks (“Rokin Banks”) in Japan have been promoting workers’ access to finance for many years. They have also been in the vanguard when it comes to adopting international standards around workplace violence and harassment. Rokin Banks modelled their recent harassment guidelines directly on the ILO’s Convention 190, serving as an example and inspiration for legislation elsewhere in Japan, and for financial institutions around the world.

  5. © A. Gromico / ILO 2021

    Fewer women than men will regain employment during the COVID-19 recovery says ILO

    19 July 2021

    A new policy brief shows that the disproportionate job and income losses suffered by women during the pandemic will persist in the near future.

  6. © Andrey Popov 2021

    Indonesia reviews the ratification of the ILO’s Convention on workplace violence and harassment

    14 July 2021

    As the ILO Convention No. 190 on Violence and Harassment is coming into force, the UN Indonesia, ILO and their partners examines challenges and opportunities of the ratification this Convention.

  7. Become a C190 Champion and take action to free the world of work from violence and harassment!

    14 July 2021

    Make your voice heard by recording and sharing a short video to help ensure dignity and decent work for all.

  8. Join the ILO’s global campaign for ratification of Violence and Harassment Convention

    02 July 2021

    Public urged to take part in the campaign to raise awareness of violence and harassment in the workplace and to encourage their governments to ratify ILO Convention No. 190.

  9. Mauritius ratifies the Violence and Harassment Convention

    01 July 2021

    Mauritius became the seventh country in the world, and the third African country, to ratify the ILO’s Violence and Harassment Convention, 2019 (No. 190).

  10. Stop Violence at the Workplace: The Challenge of the Ratification of ILO's Convention No. 190 on the Elimination of Violence and Harassment at the Workplace

    The seminar discusses the importance of the ratification of the ILO Convention No. 190 to Indonesia as it is in line with national policies in supporting the principles of sustainable development.

  11. Join the ILO’s global campaign for ratification of Violence and Harassment Convention

    25 June 2021

    Public urged to take part in the campaign to raise awareness of violence and harassment in the workplace and to encourage their governments to ratify ILO Convention No. 190.

  12. © Andrey Popov 2021

    First international treaty to address violence and harassment comes into force

    21 June 2021

    The International Labour Organization is to launch a global campaign to promote ratification of the Violence and Harassment Convention.

  13. From commitment to reality: Building forward a world of work free from violence and harassment

  14. Global Action Week to promote the ratification of the Convention No. 190 on violence and harassment

    As the ILO Convention No. 190 on Violence and Harassment is coming into force, the ILO is organizing a Global Action Week to launch a global ratification campaign of the international standard against violence and Harassment at work.

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

    23 April 2021

    An opinion piece by: Matin Karimli, Director of the ILO Office for Pacific Island Countries and Sandra Bernklau, Representative of UN Women, Pacific ahead of the 14th Triennial Conference of Pacific Women and the 7th Meeting of the Pacific Ministers for Women

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

    19 April 2021

    Somalia’s ratification of the Violence and Harassment Convention, 2019 (No. 190) and six more ILO Conventions was marked in a virtual ceremony with the ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder.

  17. Taking the harassment out of ridesharing in Nepal

    01 April 2021

    Ridesharing motorbike taxi services provide employment to thousands in Nepal, especially young people. A new partnership pilot between ILO and Fight Back Pvt. Ltd is helping raise awareness on occupational health and safety as well as sexual harassment during or after the ride.

  18. © WOCinTech Chat 2021

    ILO Director-General: "Let us invest in women as part of a human-centred recovery"

    08 March 2021

    To mark International Women’s Day, ILO Director-General paid tribute to the tremendous efforts made by women during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  19. © VOA Burmese 2021

    ILO statement on Myanmar

    23 February 2021

    The ILO has issued a statement following allegations of harassment and intimidation of trade unionists in Myanmar by police and military authorities.

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

    10 December 2020