News on Violence and Harassment in the World of Work

  1. ILO to release new report on violence and harassment in the world of work

    01 December 2022

    The International Labour Organization will publish a new report on violence and harassment at work, on Monday 5 December 2022.

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    Indonesian women seafarers: Fighting against the tide of harassment and discrimination

    16 November 2022

    After joining the ILO training of trainer on harassment, violence and HIV/AIDS vulnerability in the maritime sector, an Indonesian woman seafarer actively promotes the rights to be free from harassment and discrimination at sea.

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    Towards Indonesia’s maritime industry free from discrimination and harassment

    09 November 2022

    The ILO organizes a series of training programmes on violence, harassment and discrimination at work, focusing on mainstream anti-discrimination and anti-harassment measures in the workplace, particularly in the maritime industry.

  4. Nigeria ratifies ILO conventions on occupational safety and health and on violence and harassment in the world of work

    08 November 2022

    Nigeria is the 29th country to ratify the Convention No. 187 promoting safe and healthy working environment and the 22nd to ratify the ILO Convention No. 190 on violence and harassment in the world of work.

  5. Training on GBV/Workplace Harassment

    The All Pakistan Women Association conducted a three days training on Gender Based Violence and Workplace Harassment. More than 30 females participated and actively engaged in the participative training, which was facilitated by APWA trainers. Mr. Razi Haider, National Project Coordinator of the Japan funded PRS/STRIDE Project also briefed the participants about the ILO convention C-190

  6. Panama ratifies ILO Convention on Violence and Harassment

    02 November 2022

    Panama is the 21st country to ratify ILO Convention No. 190 which aims to eliminate violence and harassment in the world of work.

  7. No workers immune from violence and harassment, actions needed at company level

    19 October 2022

    The ILO in collaboration with the Never Okay Project are launching findings of a workers’ survey on violence and harassment at work. The ILO releases its latest report on violence and harassment at work, highlighting the urgency of reporting and handling mechanism at work and the ratification of ILO Convention No. 190.

  8. More effective protection needed for public sector whistle-blowers

    14 October 2022

    Public service sector workers are often the first to know about threats or harm to the public interest, so they play a key role in exposing wrongdoings and safeguarding the well-being of society and economies.

  9. It is time to break the silence against violence and harassment at work in Indonesia

    10 October 2022

    Representatives of businesses and workers agree, during the ILO’s interactive discussion, that it is time for all parties to take violence and harassment at work as a serious matter and there is an urgent need for a reporting mechanism and case handling at enterprise level.

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    WHO and ILO call for new measures to tackle mental health issues at work

    28 September 2022

    New global WHO guidelines on mental health at work are reinforced by practical strategies outlined in a joint WHO/ILO policy brief.

  11. Indonesian workers are still vulnerable to violence and harassment at work

    27 September 2022

    The ILO in collaboration with the Never Okay Project are launching findings of a workers’ survey on violence and harassment at work. The survey is part of the effort to create a world of work, free from all types of violence and harassment in Indonesia.

  12. Barbados becomes the 2nd Caribbean country to ratify the ILO Violence and Harassment Convention (C190)

    14 September 2022

    The country deposited the instrument of ratification on 1 September 2022

  13. ILO works hand in hand with local authority to provide psychological supports for officials dealing with survivors of gender-based violence

    09 September 2022

    Under a joint EU-UN Spotlight Partnership, ILO and the Ministry of Social, Solidarity and Inclusion (MSSI) identify priorities to enhance knowledge and develop skills in providing effective psychological support services towards the victims of gender-based violence and domestic violence in Timor-Leste.

  14. ILO supports initiatives of Indonesian Manpower Minister to prevent violence and harassment at work

    01 September 2022

    As part of the ILO commitment to create a world of work that is free from violence and harassment as mandated by the ILO’s Convention No. 190 on Violence and Harassment, the ILO supports the establishment of the Equality Task Force and Prevention on Sexual Harassment at Workplace in various provinces.

  15. New UN survey on migrant workers with diverse sexual orientation, gender identity and expression in South-East Asia

    01 September 2022

    UN study reveals migrant workers with diverse sexual orientation, gender identity and expression (SOGIE) in South-East Asia benefit from labour migration, yet experience discrimination.

  16. The ILO’s public campaign encourages workers to speak up against harassment and violence at work

    30 August 2022

    The ILO and the Never Okay Project are conducting a series of campaigns to raise awareness and encourage a social movement against harassment and violence at work.

  17. ILO, Quezon City partner for first migrant workers' one-stop shop in Metro Manila

    22 August 2022

    The ILO and the local government of Quezon City collaborate for a gender-responsive Migrant Worker Resource Centre, the first in Metro Manila operated by the local government in collaboration with civil society, Overseas Filipino Workers/family organizations, and international development partners to serve OFWs and their families, and improve migration and development.

  18. Ensuring the protection of Indonesian migrant workers through the integration of the Migrant Worker Resources Center (MRC) Services with the Gender-Responsive One-Roof Integrated Services (LTSA) in Blitar District

    25 July 2022

    The Ministry of Manpower, together with the Blitar District Government, the joint ILO-UN Women’s Safe and Fair Programme, the European Union, the Confederation of All Indonesian Labour Unions (KSBSI) and the Indonesian Women Coalition of East Java Region will launch the Gender-Responsive Information Center and One-Roof Integrated Services (Migrant Worker Resource Center /MRC) of Blitar District, East Java.

  19. Mexico ratifies ILO Convention on Violence and Harassment

    06 July 2022

    Mexico is the 19th country to ratify ILO Convention No. 190, the 7th in the Latin American and Caribbean region.

  20. ILO Director-General warns G7 Summit on great divergence

    27 June 2022

    In his statement to the G7 Summit in Germany, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, says pandemic and conflict have widened divergence between industrialized and developing countries. Raises concern over inequalities within countries, including gender gaps.