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International women’s day – unions must act to end violence against women at work


As women, men and unions take action around the world to highlight International Women’s Day, IndustriALL is calling for support for its campaign to end violence in the workplace.  

Trade unions need to take action on violence against women and advocate for a binding international law on gender-based violence.

Violence against women is a core trade union issue. IndustriALL’s affiliates around the globe are taking action to prevent this violation of human rights, through measures including education campaigns with their membership, including provisions to protect women from violence in collective bargaining agreements, and providing paid leave for women who have suffered from violence and harassment.

By taking the IndustriALL’s pledge, affiliates commit to continue and reinforce their actions to stop violence against women in the workplace and in unions.

IndustriALL urges all its affiliates to take the pledge and promote it through their union structures so it leads to real action.

Concerted union action to highlight the continuing and pervasive violence against women in our sectors will send a strong message to the perpetrators and their employers that all forms of violence against women are unacceptable.


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