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Stop Gender-based Violence, Support ILO Convention

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by IDWFED published Jul 20, 2017 12:00 AM
From 2017 to 2020, the International Labour Organization (ILO) is working towards a standard on "ending violence and harassment against women and men in the world of work", through what is known as a "standard-setting" process. The eventual standard(s) adopted by the ILO may be a binding instrument, known as a Convention; non-binding guidance, known as a Recommendation; or a Convention accompanied by a Recommendation.

Introduction


Gender-based violence (or GBV)
refers to “violence that is directed against a woman because she is a woman or that affects women disproportionately” and includes “acts that inflict physical, mental or sexual harm or suffering, threats of such acts, coercion and other deprivations of liberty” including “sexual harassment”, according to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).

Domestic workers suffer multi-forms of GBV though their stories are often untold.  The IDWF has put in its 5-years Strategic Plan to campaign elimination of GBV on domestic workers.

From 2017 to 2020, the International Labour Organization (ILO) is working towards  a standard on "ending violence and harassment against women and men in the world of work", through what is known as a “standard-setting” process.  The eventual standard(s) adopted by the ILO may be a binding instrument, known as a Convention; non-binding guidance, known as a Recommendation; or a Convention accompanied by a Recommendation.

ILO sends to governments, employers and trade unions the “Law and Practice” Report and Questionnaire on the content of the possible new instrument(s) on “Violence and harassment against women and men in the world of work”. Contains legal analysis of law and practice in 80 countries. Read more on The ILO process on "Ending violence and Harassment against women and men in the world of work"

Timeline and action in 2017

Part 1:  Engaging the ILO Process

Our objective is to engage actively in the ILO standard-setting process
so that the input to the ILO Questionnaires will include domestic workers’ needs and aspiration.

Before Aug 10Before Sept 22

ACTIONS by IDWF Affiliates

IDWF affiliates to respond to the ILO Questionnaire and lobby trade union centers, governments to do so.

  • Send the answered questionnaire to the IDWF regional coordinators latest on August 10, 2017.

Tip:  refer to the IDWF & ITUC suggestions to ILO questionnaire: IDWF Suggestions to the ILO Questionnaire

  • Lobby trade unions and governments to reply to the questionnaires with our recommendation. 

Tip #1: refer to the sample letter to trade unions:  A Sample Letter to Send to Trade Unions National Centres

Tip #2: refer to On Lobbying Trade Unions and Governments

ACTIONS by IDWF

  • To coordinate with the IUF and ITUC on actions and activities
  • To produce report of the inputs from  affiliates on the ILO questionnaire and send it to the IUF/ITUC/ILO

Part 2: Capacity Building of IDWF Affiliates to Eliminate GBV

Our objective is to equip our affiliates to address issues of GBV more effectively
and develop campaign to eliminate GBV nationally and globally.


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Stop Gender-based Violence, Support ILO Convention

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