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 septembre–18 octobre 2024
Le cours est disponible en English
Key features
Learn digitally

Engage, explore, study and communicate digitally through your computer, tablet or smart phone, wherever you are.

Learn together

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

Learn from others

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

Présentation du cours

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.

Groupes cibles

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.

You will gain insights into the global 4-years long discussion that led to the adopted texts and motivated fundamental methodological choices with regard to how this phenomenon should be framed and defined, as well as to what measures are required and whose contribution is needed in order to effectively prevent, remedy and eradicate.

You will also consider all such elements within a historical perspective on the international human rights framework dealing with violence from a gender-specific perspective, and compare with the gender-responsive approach adopted by these instruments.

Finally, you will be given practical tools for designing and prototyping a personal advocacy strategy, leverage on the ILO global campaign launching in March 2021, and become an agent of change within your work context.

The training is structured in 6 weekly learning modules...

v&h foundation structure

...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 multiplatform 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;
  • Live training sessions featuring international key experts;
  • Asynchronous thematic discussions and Q&A sessions with content experts;
  • Online tutoring and individual guidance.

Here is a breakdown of your weekly commitment across synchronous and asynchronous activities:

weekly commitment
What will you be able to do?

This course will equip you with the tools to:

  • Understand the problem of violence and harassment in the world of work, and apply a gender lens throughout
  • Review the international human rights framework around the issue in light of recently adopted ILO Convention no. 190 and Recommendation no. 206
  • Own the strategies and provisions contained in these instruments;
  • 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
  • Strategize and formulate effective arguments to raise awareness and advocate for change
Why should you join?
  • Engage and network with other professionals and experts worldwide
  • Master the content of these important instruments which will shape the future of 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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