Eliminating Violence and Harassment in the World of Work

The ILO has established new global standards aimed at ending violence and harassment in the world of work.

Shaping a world of work free from violence and harassment

  1. Violence and harassment in the world of work deprives people of their dignity, is incompatible with decent work, and a threat to equal opportunities and to safe, healthy, and productive working environments. It remains a widespread phenomenon, present in all countries and disregarding sectors, occupations and work arrangements.

    The adoption of Convention No. 190 and Recommendation No. 206 recognizes the right of everyone to a world of work free from violence and harassment, including gender-based violence and harassment.

Resources

  1. Publication

    Sexual harassment at work: Insights from the global garment industry

    10 December 2019

  2. Publication

    Eliminating Violence and Harassment in the World of Work: ILO Convention No. 190, Recommendation No. 206, and the accompanying Resolution

    25 September 2019

  3. Special 2019 issue: The ILO at 100

    World of Work magazine: Working for peace and social justice

    03 June 2019

    This Centenary issue of the World of Work magazine presents some milestones of the ILO’s history and its efforts to promote social justice as the foundation of peace around the globe.

Projects

  1. Project

    Gender Responsive Recovery for Sustainable Peace (GRRSP)

    1 September 2012 - 31 March 2015

    This is an inter-agency project of FAO, UN Women and ILO with support from the UN Peace Building Fund (PBF) for a duration of 2 ½ years in three districts of Nepal; Kavre, Ramechhap and Sindhuli. The implementation strategy is to address the economic, social and psychological hardships of about 2,000 conflict-affected women and their families through a multi-sectoral approach with a comprehensive activities that integrate multiple sectors with coordination from the relevant line Ministries, civil society, development partners and non-governmental organizations. The project contributes to further strengthen the implementation of national commitments to women’s empowerment and gender equality in the context of peace-building process.

  2. Project

    Project on Gender-Responsive Recovery for Sustainable Peace in Nepal

    10 January 2012 - 30 June 2014

    This joint project of ILO, FAO and UN Women aims to address economic, social and psychological hardships of conflict-affected women and their families through community-led women's empowerment initiatives.