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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.

IndustriALL world women’s conference in November last year, reached outcomes that will contribute to ensuring that gender equality and the advancement of women’s rights are further integrated in all our work.

The conference developed a transformative agenda for our unions, identifying the steps for a deep-seated change in power relations, structures and cultures, to remove the underlying causes that result in the inequalities that women continue to experience in trade unions and the world of work more generally.

IndustriALL will put a special focus on the necessary steps to achieve gender equality identified during the women’s conference, and critical among these is the fight against gender based violence.

There will not be equality in our industries and our unions as long as the gender based violence is not eradicated.

IndustriALL is campaigning for the ratification of ILO Convention 190; as unions we have an important role to play to make sure that this Convention is ratified and incorporated into national legislation. Together with other global unions, we have developed materials for our affiliates to use to raise awareness.

Let’s mobilize on 8 March for the advancement of women’s rights!

You can join our IndustriALL Women Facebook Group and share your union’s plans for 8 March. You can use this platform also to report back on your actions, or you can send pictures to [email protected] and [email protected] and we will use them to promote your actions.

Please use the hashtags #ALLWomen #C190 #ITCANCHANGELIVES on social media.