Asia Pacific regional trade-union training on enhancing policies and strategies on the elimination of violence and harassment in the world of work (blended)

Asia Pacific regional trade-union training on enhancing policies and strategies on the elimination of violence and harassment in the world of work (blended)

Asia Pacific regional trade-union training on enhancing policies and strategies on the elimination of violence and harassment in the world of work (blended)

27 April–22 May 2020
The course is available in English

The ILO Centenary Declaration on the Future of Work reaffirms member states' commitment to "a world of work free from violence and harassment" consistent with the ILO's hundred-year mandate of social justice and decent work for all. The ILO Violence and Harassment Convention, 2019 (No. 190) and the corresponding Recommendation (No. 206) recognize that "violence and harassment (including gender-based violence) in the world of work can constitute a human rights violation or abuse, and that violence and harassment is a threat to equal opportunities, is unacceptable and incompatible with decent work". The Convention defines violence and harassment as "behaviors, practices or threats that aim at, result in, or are likely to result in physical, psychological, sexual or economic harm". While campaigning for the ratification of the Convention, workers' organizations can put protection mechanisms into practice through collective bargaining, building on good trade-union practices, and related efforts to better address violence and harassment in the world of work. This blended capacity-development event will provide trade unions with a better appreciation of C190 and related international labour standards. It aims to improve the knowledge and skills of trade unions and provide the tools required to create better, safer and decent working environments for women, men, and young people.

Introduction to the course

The ILO Centenary Declaration on the Future of Work reaffirms member states' commitment to "a world of work free from violence and harassment" consistent with the ILO's hundred-year mandate of social justice and decent work for all. The ILO Violence and Harassment Convention, 2019 (No. 190) and the corresponding Recommendation (No. 206) recognize that "violence and harassment (including gender-based violence) in the world of work can constitute a human rights violation or abuse, and that violence and harassment is a threat to equal opportunities, is unacceptable and incompatible with decent work". The Convention defines violence and harassment as "behaviors, practices or threats that aim at, result in, or are likely to result in physical, psychological, sexual or economic harm". While campaigning for the ratification of the Convention, workers' organizations can put protection mechanisms into practice through collective bargaining, building on good trade-union practices, and related efforts to better address violence and harassment in the world of work. This blended capacity-development event will provide trade unions with a better appreciation of C190 and related international labour standards. It aims to improve the knowledge and skills of trade unions and provide the tools required to create better, safer and decent working environments for women, men, and young people.

Who attends this course?

This course will be of benefit to workers' representatives engaged in policy discussions, collective bargaining and other social dialogue mechanisms and tripartite structures; current union officials, decisions-makers (with at least three years union experience or active engagement); and women or youth committee chairpersons.

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