ILO condemns abuse on women at work

GENEVA, Nov. 26 (MNA) – The International Labor Organization condemned abuse against working women and advocated by equality of gender to eliminate violence.

Guy Ryder, ILO general director, stated that "when a woman is cornered, humiliated or attacked at work the concept of decent work for all of us is in a frank danger. All of us lose some of our own freedom."
Ryder stated that when a woman is coming to work, hurt or injured, we all "have the duty to stand on a position."
In Ryder's opinion, the traditional vision of protect the females by their alleged vulnerability, far from helping them, 'typecast them in the role of victims'.
Ryder called to transform the stereotypes of gender and the relations of unequal power between men and women that feed that kind of violence.
ILO thinks the situation is bleak, as evaluated a recent forum of experts, workers and employers, convened by this entity.
Violence and harassment can prevent them to join the labour market and remain in it, especially in the sectors dominated by men, said Ryder.
Female workers are at risk when they are expected to provide sexual services or tolerate harassment either to be able to get a job or a promotion, to keep a job or collect their salary, he evaluated.
Also, they are frequently the object of discrimination, sexual harassment and other forms of violence and siege in the place where they labor, he remarked.
Currently, the ILO carries out several studies to understand more clearly why women come too much affected by the violence and the harassment in the places of work, and what measures would have to adopt to prevent that type of behavior and protect them.
A first discussion on the issue will take place during the International Labour Conference scheduled for June 2018.


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