News on Violence and Harassment in the World of Work

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    WHO and ILO call for new measures to tackle mental health issues at work

    28 September 2022

    New global WHO guidelines on mental health at work are reinforced by practical strategies outlined in a joint WHO/ILO policy brief.

  2. Indonesian workers are still vulnerable to violence and harassment at work

    27 September 2022

    The ILO in collaboration with the Never Okay Project are launching findings of a workers’ survey on violence and harassment at work. The survey is part of the effort to create a world of work, free from all types of violence and harassment in Indonesia.

  3. Barbados becomes the 2nd Caribbean country to ratify the ILO Violence and Harassment Convention (C190)

    14 September 2022

    The country deposited the instrument of ratification on 1 September 2022

  4. ILO works hand in hand with local authority to provide psychological supports for officials dealing with survivors of gender-based violence

    09 September 2022

    Under a joint EU-UN Spotlight Partnership, ILO and the Ministry of Social, Solidarity and Inclusion (MSSI) identify priorities to enhance knowledge and develop skills in providing effective psychological support services towards the victims of gender-based violence and domestic violence in Timor-Leste.

  5. ILO supports initiatives of Indonesian Manpower Minister to prevent violence and harassment at work

    01 September 2022

    As part of the ILO commitment to create a world of work that is free from violence and harassment as mandated by the ILO’s Convention No. 190 on Violence and Harassment, the ILO supports the establishment of the Equality Task Force and Prevention on Sexual Harassment at Workplace in various provinces.

  6. New UN survey on migrant workers with diverse sexual orientation, gender identity and expression in South-East Asia

    01 September 2022

    UN study reveals migrant workers with diverse sexual orientation, gender identity and expression (SOGIE) in South-East Asia benefit from labour migration, yet experience discrimination.

  7. The ILO’s public campaign encourages workers to speak up against harassment and violence at work

    30 August 2022

    The ILO and the Never Okay Project are conducting a series of campaigns to raise awareness and encourage a social movement against harassment and violence at work.

  8. ILO, Quezon City partner for first migrant workers' one-stop shop in Metro Manila

    22 August 2022

    The ILO and the local government of Quezon City collaborate for a gender-responsive Migrant Worker Resource Centre, the first in Metro Manila operated by the local government in collaboration with civil society, Overseas Filipino Workers/family organizations, and international development partners to serve OFWs and their families, and improve migration and development.

  9. Ensuring the protection of Indonesian migrant workers through the integration of the Migrant Worker Resources Center (MRC) Services with the Gender-Responsive One-Roof Integrated Services (LTSA) in Blitar District

    25 July 2022

    The Ministry of Manpower, together with the Blitar District Government, the joint ILO-UN Women’s Safe and Fair Programme, the European Union, the Confederation of All Indonesian Labour Unions (KSBSI) and the Indonesian Women Coalition of East Java Region will launch the Gender-Responsive Information Center and One-Roof Integrated Services (Migrant Worker Resource Center /MRC) of Blitar District, East Java.

  10. Mexico ratifies ILO Convention on Violence and Harassment

    06 July 2022

    Mexico is the 19th country to ratify ILO Convention No. 190, the 7th in the Latin American and Caribbean region.

  11. ILO Director-General warns G7 Summit on great divergence

    27 June 2022

    In his statement to the G7 Summit in Germany, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, says pandemic and conflict have widened divergence between industrialized and developing countries. Raises concern over inequalities within countries, including gender gaps.

  12. Trade union confederations contribute to the achievement of HIV/AIDS global target in Indonesia

    07 June 2022

    The ILO conducted a seminar to showcase contributions given by trade unions confederations through their programme activities aimed to prevent HIV at the workplace and to promote a non-discriminatory policy in various industrial sectors.

  13. Indonesia updates its EEO Guide to be relevant with the fast-changing world of work

    30 May 2022

    Indonesian key labour actors jointly update the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Guide to accommodate recent employment changes and to promote the creation of harassment- and violence-free workplaces.

  14. First ratification of Convention No. 190 in the Caribbean

    09 May 2022

    Antigua and Barbuda ratifies Conventions Nos 190 and 183

  15. Companies under G20 Empower to create workplace free from violence and harassment

    06 May 2022

    The ILO and its social partners conducted the capacity building programme for G20 Empower’s companies and state-owned companies to promote the creation of workplace free from violence and harassment.

  16. Albania ratifies the Violence and Harassment Convention

    06 May 2022

    Albania becomes the 13th country in the world, and the 5th country in Europe, to ratify Convention No. 190.

  17. Recently launched HIV e-learning programme strengthens HIV prevention programme at the enterprise level

    05 May 2022

    The ILO in collaboration with the Ministry of Manpower and the Indonesian Medical Association for Occupational Health (IDKI) strengthens the implementation of Manpower Ministerial Decree on HIV prevention through HIV e-learning module and training programme for enterprises.

  18. The Republic of San Marino ratifies the Violence and Harassment Convention

    14 April 2022

    San Marino becomes the 12th country in the world, and the 4th country in Europe, to ratify Convention No. 190.

  19. Indonesian mass media take actions to free the world of work from violence and harassment

    07 April 2022

    The ILO joins forces with the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) Indonesia to engage Indonesian mass media taking actions to advocate ILO’s Convention No. 190 on Violence and Harassment.

  20. Indonesia supports gender-responsive protection for its migrant workers

    05 April 2022

    Together with the Ministry of Manpower and the Migrant Workers Network, the joint ILO-UN Women Safe and Fair programme launched gender-responsive guideline and procedure to promote safe and fair migration for all.