#MeToo revealed just how widespread women’s experience of violence and harassment is. Globally, it is a reality for 818 million women. We know there’s a problem, it’s time to do something about it.
Yet currently, few countries have effective laws and policies to prevent and address gender-based violence and harassment in the world of work. There is a chance now to change that.
This June governments, employers and trade unions will negotiate an international law on ending violence and harassment in the world of work at the centenary International Labour Conference in Geneva. The support from the UK government is critical!
Sign the petition to ask the UK Government government to support the adoption of this new international law.
When at least 1 out of 3 women are impacted by violence and harassment in the world of work, it is time to act now: I count on the UK Government to fully support the adoption of an effective and impactful ILO Convention and recommendation on ending violence and harassment in the world of work, with a strong focus on gender-based violence, at the108th Session of the International Labour Conference in June 2019
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Have you been affected by violence?
If you or anyone you know has experienced violence or harassment at work, or anywhere else, there are services that can help. You don’t have to report the assault to police if you don’t want to.
These services may be able to help you:
Acas Helpline - 0300 123 1100
Whether you are an employer or employee you can call the Acas helpline for free, confidential advice about any kind of workplace dispute or query you have
Rape Crisis – 0808 802 9999
A free national helpline for women and girls who have experienced abuse, rape and all forms of sexual violence
24-hour National Domestic Violence Helpline - 0808 2000 247
A 24-hour national service for women experiencing domestic violence, as well as for their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf
Galop, the LGBT+ anti-violence charity
Support for LGTB+ women, men and non-binary people who have experienced hate crime, sexual violence or domestic abuse. They also have a dedicated service for trans people
The Survivors Trust
Support for all survivors of rape, sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse, no matter how long ago it happened