Ending violence and harassment in the world of work: Know the framework, own the principles, initiate change

Ending violence and harassment in the world of work: Know the framework, own the principles, initiate change
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Ending violence and harassment in the world of work: Know the framework, own the principles, initiate change

23 September–18 October 2024
The course is available in English
Key features

Experiment with a variety of methods and training formats: from traditional lectures and panel discussions to interactive whiteboards, live forum theatre… and more.


Be guided to apply collaborative methods and contribute to collective knowledge creation.


Network with international experts and peers from around the world, share good practices, tap into their experiences.

Introduction to the course

Violence and harassment in the world of work are a threat to the dignity, security, health and well-being of everyone, affecting not only workers and employers, but also their families, communities, economies and society at large. In June 2019, through the adoption of ILO Convention No. 190 and Recommendation No. 206, the global community made it clear that this phenomenon cannot be tolerated, and the world needs to be equipped to put a stop to it. What are the transformative elements which make these new instruments truly ground-breaking? What is the language used and why are such choices important in tackling this phenomenon effectively? What are the provisions, the tools, the strategies? What are the roles and responsibilities of different stakeholders in the world of work? What are the good practices being adopted, and where do you start when it comes to sensitizing others, building engagement and advocating for positive change? Find out on this six-week e-learning journey.

Who attends this course?

Governments; employers' and workers' organizations; policymakers and world-of-work representatives wishing to master the content of these new instruments, understand what these imply in terms of implementation, identify costs and risk associated with non-intervention, and acquire tools to sensitize others.

What will you learn?

In this learning journey, you will be taken through a step-by-step analysis of the violence and harassment phenomenon in the world of work, through the lens of ILO Convention No. 190 and Recommendation No 206. Key topics are:

  • Key concepts and definitions;
  • Size and characteristics of problem, globally and regionally;
  • Causes, risks and vulnerability factors – through a gender lens;
  • Coverage and scope – who is protected?;
  • Integrated approach to prevention, response and remedies, awareness-raising;
  • Roles, responsibilities and social dialogue;
  • Elements of change theory and action-planning.

...for a total of about 30 hours of learning.

Which eLearning methodologies will you experiment with?

The training will take place in the ITCILO E-Campus, our virtual learning environment, and will include:

  • Self-guided interactive reading material;
  • Knowledge checks and exercises;
  • Peer-to-peer sharing and collaborative activities via the asynchronous learning forum;
  • Webinar-like sessions featuring international key experts;
  • Hands-on participatory sessions with facilitator;
  • E-forum theatre;
  • Online tutoring and individual guidance.
What will you be able to do?

At the end of the training, you will able to:

  • Identify key innovations, core principles and transformative elements of ILO Convention No. 190 and Recommendation No 206;
  • Approach and actively participate in policy dialogue around the topic;
  • Formulate effective arguments and advocacy strategies to drive the change forward;
  • Locate yourself in the roadmap for change laid out by these new instruments and identify entry points towards application of their principles in your own context.
Why should you join?
  • Engage and network with other professionals and experts worldwide;
  • Master the content of these important instruments which provide a framework to eliminate violence and harassment in the world of work;
  • Become an agent of change in your context towards ending violence and harassment in the work environment.

Only complete application forms will be accepted – containing an endorsement letter by the employer or sending institution, also confirming the source of funding.


Partial fellowships are available for worthy candidates from countries ODA receiving countries (Official Development Assistance). Consult the updated recipients’ list here.

If you are applying for funding, please specify so in your application form (it should also be confirmed by endorsement letter).

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