Resources on Violence and Harassment in the World of Work

  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.

  4. Publication

    "System needs update":Upgrading protection against cyberbullying and ICT-enabled violence and harassment in the world of work

    13 February 2020

    The term ‘cyberbullying’ has been used to describe aggressive conducts carried out through information and communication technologies (ICT), and can involve picture/video clips, emails, or social network sites, among others.

  5. Publication

    Sexual harassment at work: Insights from the global garment industry

    10 December 2019

  6. Publication

    Eliminating Violence and Harassment in the World of Work: ILO Convention No. 190, Recommendation No. 206, and the accompanying Resolution

    25 September 2019

  7. Special 2019 issue: The ILO at 100

    World of Work magazine: Working for peace and social justice

    03 June 2019

    This Centenary issue of the World of Work magazine presents some milestones of the ILO’s history and its efforts to promote social justice as the foundation of peace around the globe.

  8. Research Department Working Paper n°31

    Spotlight on sexual violence and harassment in commercial agriculture: Lower and middle income countries

    28 May 2018

    Sexual violence and harassment among commercial agricultural workers is widespread, perhaps even pervasive, throughout the world. This paper summarizes information from a synthesis of research conducted on sexual violence and harassment in four commercial agriculture contexts; one in Africa, one in Asia, and two in Latin America.

  9. Special 2018 issue

    World of Work magazine: Violence at work

    24 May 2018

    This year’s edition of the World of Work magazine highlights the themes discussed by the ILO’s 107th International Labour Conference (ILC).

  10. Factsheet no. 5 - Labour Relations and Collective Bargaining

    Grievance handling

    19 March 2018

    Workers have rights and entitlements that are established in laws, employment contracts, collective agreements and workplace rules, as well as in custom and practice (the way things are normally done – and have been done for a long time – in a particular workplace, industry or occupation). We say that workers have a grievance when they believe that some aspect of these is not being respected by their employer. Grievances are usually described as ‘individual’ when only one worker is involved and ‘collective’ when a group of workers all believe they are suffering from the same breach of the rules. Grievances relate to addressing infringements of existing rights and entitlements, from bullying or harassment, to underpayment of wages, refusal to grant rest periods, weekly rest days or public holidays, discrimination or underpayment of bonuses or other entitlements.