In 2018, the 16 Days campaign joined the global call for an ILO convention to end violence and harassment in the world of work, launching the #ILOendGBV hashtag and raising awareness of the importance of the convention. As part of our effort to build on the momentum of the campaign, moving from16 to 365,” we will continue our advocacy for the ILO convention throughout the year, focusing first on the adoption of binding standards to end gender-based violence in the world of work at the ILC in June 2019, and then mobilizing to demand ratification of the convention in countries globally.

To support this effort, the Center for Women’s Global Leadership has launched a Sector Focus Initiative to highlight the violence and discrimination faced by women in various labor sectors through a select curation of reports, multimedia, and news items in order to build an evidence-based case for the need for a strong ILO convention on violence and harassment in the world of work. This is particularly important as the draft convention continues to fall short on key issues, including a broad definition of “worker” and including domestic violence as a world of work issue.

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In 2018, the 16 Days campaign joined the global call for an ILO convention to end violence and harassment in the world of work, launching the #ILOendGBV hashtag and raising awareness of the importance of the convention. As part of our effort to build on the momentum of the campaign, moving from16 to 365,” we will continue our advocacy for the ILO convention throughout the year, focusing first on the adoption of binding standards to end gender-based violence in the world of work at the ILC in June 2019, and then mobilizing to demand ratification of the convention in countries globally.

To support this effort, the Center for Women’s Global Leadership has launched a Sector Focus Initiative to highlight the violence and discrimination faced by women in various labor sectors through a select curation of reports, multimedia, and news items in order to build an evidence-based case for the need for a strong ILO convention on violence and harassment in the world of work. This is particularly important as the draft convention continues to fall short on key issues, including a broad definition of “worker” and including domestic violence as a world of work issue.

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Garment Worker Sector Focus

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Sector Focus Initiative

In 2018, the 16 Days campaign joined the global call for an ILO convention to end violence and harassment in the world of work, launching the #ILOendGBV hashtag and raising awareness of the importance of the convention. As part of

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This interactive map features 16 Days events from around the world. If you would like us to promote your events and activities, please fill out an event submission form.