INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN: Engaging in the ratification of the ILO Convention 190

The Organization of African Trade Union Unity (OATUU) in the occasion of the commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women celebrated every 25th November as designed by The United Nations General Assembly salutes all women world wide and calls on all stake holders to intensify the fight against Gender-based violence through the promotion of Rights at Work.

OATUU acknowledges the contribution of Women in the fundamental development of every society yet face so much horrific and callous treatment regularly.

Women face different types of violence that affect their human rights and their social and economic lives. Female genital mutilation, rape, spousal murder, sexual violence and harassment, trafficking, workplace violence and many others constitute violence experienced by women across the world.

More specifically on gender-based violence at work , OATUU draws the attention of all stake holders to push for the ratification and application of the recently adopted International Convention – an instrument meant to equip us in the fight against violence in the world of work.

In this regard, OATUU calls on all trade unions in Africa and the Diaspora to fully engage in campaigns and advocacy for the ratification of the ILO Convention 190 at national level.