Gender-Based Violence and Harassment at Work

Sri Lanka Womens' Committee with Prithvi Sharujha from the Lanka Eksath Jathika Workers Union and sign saying end gender-based violence, worker rights, Solidarity Center

The Solidarity Center and worker rights organizations like the Lanka Eksath Jathika Workers Union in Sri Lanka advocated for a landmark global standard to eliminate gender-based violence and harassment at work and are pushing for its ratification by governments. Credit: Solidarity Center/Sean Stephen

The Solidarity Center prioritizes preventing and addressing gender-based violence and harassment in the world of work, recognizing it is a primary barrier to achieving gender equality and a key step for security of all workers’ rights. The Solidarity Center seeks to enhance the voice of women and other marginalized workers in policy making at the local, national, and international levels to reduce the risk of gender-based violence at work and build leadership, voice and direct participation of women and other marginalized workers and their unions.

Beginning in 2014, the Solidarity Center was a core member of a global coalition of worker rights organizations led by women union activists that successfully advocated for a landmark global standard (Convention 190) to eliminate violence and harassment in the world of work, including gender-based violence and harassment which was adopted by the International Labor Organization in June 2019. We support our partners as they campaign for their governments to ratify ILO Convention 190.

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New Tool for the Campaign to End Gender-Based Violence at Work

As union activists around the world urge their governments to ratify International Labor Organization Convention 190, the first global standard to address gender-based violence and harassment (GBVH) in the world of work, they also are educating and mobilizing members,...

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Made for this Moment: How ILO Convention 190 Addresses Gender-Based Violence and Harassment in the World of Work During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond

  Women workers and allies worldwide campaigned for more than a decade to secure the adoption of International Labor Organization Convention 190, the first global treaty that recognizes the fundamental right to work free from gender-based violence and harassment....

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