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Global treaty to take aim at workplace harassment

In an article about the first international convention against workplace harassment, the Thomson Reuters Foundation refers to a study conducted by FSPH's WORLD Policy Analysis Center which found that 235 million women in more than a third of the world’s countries are not currently covered by laws against sexual harassment at work. 

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018
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LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Governments, employers and workers are meeting in Geneva this week to work on the first international convention against workplace harassment after the #MeToo campaign thrust the issue into the global spotlight.

About 235 million women in more than a third of the world’s countries are not currently covered by laws against sexual harassment at work, according to a 2017 study by the UCLA’s World Policy Analysis Center in the United States.

Now the International Labor Organization (ILO) hopes to change that. The United Nations agency is hosting discussions on a treaty to end “violence and harassment in the world of work” at its annual meeting this week.

Read the full article from Reuters