Sexual assault is a well-recognized aspect of gender-based violence at work. But as a new Solidarity Center video makes clear, gender-based violence at work may involve bullying, verbal abuse, stalking, threats and much more. (Find out more about the campaign to Stop Gender-Based Violence at Work!)
Released today, the two-minute video highlights the structural foundations of gender-based violence at work, a systemic gendered imbalance between employers and workers that enables employers to get away with unsafe working conditions and other worker abuses. Although gender-based violence is one of the most prevalent human rights violations in the world, not enough is done to prevent it, especially at the workplace.
(Join the campaign to Stop Gender-Based Violence at Work!)
Starting May 28, workers, employers and government officials will debate a proposed International Labor Organization (ILO) convention (regulation) that would address violence and harassment at work.
Workers and their unions are championing its adoption with a strong focus on the gender dimension of violence.
The video ends with a call to action to join the campaign for passage of a gender-based violence at work convention, because “Violence is not part of the job for any of us!”
- Share the Solidarity Center video on gender-based violence at work!
- Join the ITUC campaign to end gender-based violence at work!
- ILO report, Ending Violence in the World of Work, March 2018
- ITUC Tool Kit to End Gender-Based Violence at Work
- Fact Sheet: Women Workers in Agro-Industry
- Report: Challenging Corporate Power: Struggles for Women’s Rights, Economic & Gender Justice
- Report: Our Right to Safety