“Gender-based violence remains one of the most tolerated violations of workers’ human rights. According to statistics, 35% of women – 818 million women globally – over the age of 15 have experienced violence at home, in their communities or in the workplace.
In response to the global call by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), trade union affiliates have launched activities in the lead up to the International Women’s Day on March 8th.
The National Secretary of the FTUC launched the 23 days activism initiative today with a focus on campaigning for the formulation of an ILO Convention and signing up to the campaign of the ITUC.
The campaign objectives are :
- Build critical support for the adoption of an ILO Convention, accompanied by a Recommendation, on “Violence and harassment against women and men in the world of work”, with a strong focus on the gender dimension of violence; and
- Mobilize and strengthen trade union action in eradicating gender based-violence from the world of work.
The FTUC joins trade union worldwide who are participating in this campaign and undertake actions actions as per the campaign toolkit : https://www.ituc-csi.org/campaign-toolkit-stop-gender-based
The FTUC supports actions by its affiliates and sub- Committees to actively participate in this campaign in an effort to curb harassment of women at the workplace by calling for an ILO Convention.
*watch this space for more updates.
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