Uniting to End GBVH in the World of Work: Collaboration through Legislation and Bargaining

The ILO Office for the USA and Canada, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Women’s Bureau, will host a virtual roundtable to discuss current efforts to address gender-based violence and harassment in the world of work.




The ILO Office for the USA and Canada, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Women’s Bureau, will host a virtual roundtable to discuss current efforts to address gender-based violence and harassment in the world of work. This roundtable is spurred by the momentum generated by adoption of the International Labor Organization’s latest convention in June 2019: Convention 190, to eliminate Violence and Harassment in the World of Work, including gender-based violence and harassment. Participants will explore how collaboration and strategy can help drive progress domestically on C190’s groundbreaking approach. Building off of the webinar hosted by the ILO in March 2022, the program will feature efforts undertaken by local governmental officials, workers’ rights advocates and employer representatives to adopt state and local policies, legislation, collective bargaining language and other worker-led efforts to prevent and address gender-based violence and harassment in the world of work.

Speakers

Kevin Cassidy
Director, ILO Office for the United States and Canada

Thea Lee
Deputy Undersecretary for International Affairs, U.S. Department of Labor

Wendy Chun-Hoon
Director, U.S. Department of Labor Women's Bureau

Shahana Hanif
Council Member, District 39

Kenya Williams
Carroll Gardens Association Member and WE RISE trainer

Doris Tapia
Carroll Gardens Association Member and WE RISE trainer

Tatiana Bejar
New York City Lead Organizer: Hand in Hand: The Domestic Employer Network

Darci Flynn
Director of GBV Strategy and Policy, City of Chicago

Roushaunda Williams
"Hands Off Pants On" Campaign Leader, Unite Here Local 1 & Vice President, Illinois AFL-CIO Executive Board

George Jordan
President of Oxford Hotels & Resorts and the General Manager for the Chicago-area hotel cluster

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