Special Briefing: Eliminating Harassment and Violence in the World of Work


The World Health Organization estimates that one in three women worldwide have been subject to physical or sexual violence. These crimes are largely unreported and many women and men suffer in silence. The recent Me Too Movement and the Time’s Up initiative have elevated awareness of the prevalence of sexual harassment in the workplace and inspired many organizations and business leaders to recognize gender-based violence and sexual harassment as critical business issues. On the occasion of the adoption of the first-ever global convention to combat violence and harassment in the world of work (ILO Convention 190), the ILO Director-General and the private sector come together to discuss how organizations and leaders can create a safe and fair work environment.


By completing this session and related learning materials, you will learn to:

  • Understand the global political and legal framework for providing employees with a safe and fair working environment

  • Take steps  to prepare for, prevent and respond to harassment and violence

  • Learn how organizations can create an inclusive workplace built on mutual respect



    Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labour Organization

    Lise Kingo, CEO and Executive Director, United Nations Global Compact

    Kelly Kroger, Chief Executive Officer, C&A Mexico

    Margaret Johnston Clarke, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, L’Oréal