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The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), as a strong promoter for the protection of rights of workers, will conduct a technical learning session on November 22, 2021, via an online platform, for the ratification of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention No. 190 (C190) or the Violence and Harassment Convention of 2019.

The Technical Working Committee (TWC) on the ratification of the ILO C190 invited heads and representatives of the DOLE Regional Offices, Bureaus, Services, and Attached Agencies to a TLS to provide a proper venue to inform the DOLE of its initiatives to ratify the convention, as well as solicit recommendations from the ILO expert on the policy gaps identified in the gap analysis piloted by the Institute for Labor Studies (ILS).

Ms. Joni Simpson, Senior Specialist on Gender, Equality, and Non-Discrimination of the ILO will discuss the salient features of the convention, the significance of ratifying ILO conventions, as well as strategies in addressing the policy gaps identified in the ILS’ GAP Analysis.

OIC - Assistant Secretary Alice Q. Visperas, concurrent Director of the International Labor Affairs Bureau (ILAB), will also go over the process of ratifying ILO Conventions, while Atty. Ma. Karina Perida-Trayvilla, Director of the Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns (BWSC), will provide a status report on C190. 

The ILO C190 or the Violence and Harassment in the World of Work, protects the workers, regardless of their employment status, from violence and harassment including gender-based discrimination in the workplace, and ensures that awareness-raising campaigns against violence and harassment are in place.

 

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