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Unions in Africa campaign for ratification of ILO C190

26 June, 2020African governments and unions played a leading role in the negotiations at the ILO leading up to the adoption of Convention 190 on violence and harassment in the world of work. Now, unions are campaigning for the convention to come into force and several governments are advancing the ratification process.

The role of Uruguayan unions in the ratification of C190

18 June, 2020Uruguay was the first country in the world to ratify International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention No. 190 to end violence and harassment in the world of work. IndustriALL affiliated unions played a leading role in bringing about the ratification.

Women in STEM: a challenge for trade unions

15 June, 2020STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Addressing gender gaps and protecting women in STEM is among one of the most urgent challenges for trade unions today.  

Stopping gender-based violence in the midst of a pandemic

4 June, 2020The second webinar by global unions on 2 June illustrated how ILO Convention 190 can address the increase of violence during Covid-19. 

A world of work free of violence and harassment

27 February, 20208 March, International Women’s Day, provides an important moment to promote the new ILO Convention 190 on violence and harassment in the world of work, and to call for its ratification.

Gender violence study in Brazilian garment factories provides a ‘wake-up call to action’

11 February, 2020Gender-based violence and harassment at work is widespread in Brazil, and until the adoption of the world’s first global standard on violence and harassment at work, C190, little was being done to rectify it.

Uruguay becomes first country to ratify ILO Convention 190

16 January, 2020Uruguay is the first country in the world to ratify the International Labour Organization's (ILO) Convention 190, which recognizes that violence and harassment in the world of work can constitute a human rights violation.

Swedish and Zambian unions tackle gender issues

3 December, 2019To be effective against sexual harassment, unions need to identify the root causes, expressions and consequences of the violations. Unions should also continue to raise awareness on gender inequality and prevention and to follow up on sexual harassment.

C190 - It can change lives!

25 November, 2019Today, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, IndustriALL is launching a new campaign to promote the implementation and ratification of ILO Convention 190 on violence and harassment in the world of work: "C190 - It can change lives". 

Let's campaign for the ratification of ILO C190!

21 November, 2019In June, the International Labour Conference voted overwhelmingly to adopt a new Convention and Recommendation to end violence and harassment in the world of work. The new Convention No. 190 represents an extraordinary opportunity for unions to move their fight against gender-based violence forward.