Women workers push for more ILO Convention 190 ratifications

 
 
BWI Latin America and Carribean Regional Women's Committe Chair Fabianna Santos said that economic recovery in the Latin American and Caribbean region after COVID-19 requires women's active participation. She said that the broad trade union movement and its women leaders must take the initiative to build a better future for all by using international policy tools, such as International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention 190 on Violence and Harassment at Workplaces.

Santos said that three (3) Latin American countries have already ratified the Convention. However, she asserted the more ratifications must be made to ensure a world of work free of gender-based violence.


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Economic recovery for our countries, after the pandemic requires women active participation.

 

The social, economic and labor consequences of the pandemic, together with its lockdowns

require a joint union action to discuss gender-sensitive work plans.

 

For this reason, the trade union movement and its women leaders must take the initiative to build a better future for all using international tools suitable for this purpose

such as Convention 190 of the International Labor Organization (ILO).

 

Latin America registers 3 ratifications so far however, our trade unions must promote more ratifications so that societies finally act against gender-based violence in an efficient and sustained manner.

 

What does a better and equal future mean to me?

A future where all the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean have ratified Convention 190, against violence and harassment

 

Women unionist of our region: let's start lobbying in each of our countries!

 

United women, will never be defeated!