Workers worldwide experience violence every day at work and while commuting to work – especially women and LGBTQIA+ people.
Sign the petition to support to the first-ever global law that outlaws violence and harassment at work for everyone – no matter where in the world they live.
Why is this important?
"80% of the workforce is employed in the informal economy. The majority are women and almost 50% have experienced sexual harassment, and 60% don’t report it because of the number of barriers in accessing the justice system."
- Margaret Brew-Ward, ActionAid Ghana
Research from the International Labour Organisation shows that in the majority world, casual and informal sector workers – women working alone, outside normal working hours or interacting with people – face particularly high risks of violence and harassment. That’s not all:
After a decade of tireless campaigning and advocacy by feminist and labour rights activists, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) adopted its first-ever international treaty to end violence and harassment in the world of informal and formal work: Conventions 189 and 190. Dozens of countries have already turned the treaty into national law – including the UK.
We need to ensure that all countries put these vital treaties into law to protect workers from violence everywhere including through supply chains across the world.
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The Young Urban Women’s Movement in Ghana, who campaign for women's access to justice. Photo: Abbie Trayler Smith/ActionAid