Sexual assault is a well-recognized aspect of gender-based violence at work. But as a new Solidarity Center video makes clear, gender-based violence at work may involve bullying, verbal abuse, stalking, threats and much more.
The new two-minute video highlights the structural foundations of gender-based violence at work, a systemic gendered imbalance between employers and workers that enables employers to get away with unsafe working conditions and other worker abuses. Although gender-based violence is one of the most prevalent human rights violations in the world, not enough is done to prevent it, especially at the workplace.
Workers and their unions are championing its adoption with a strong focus on the gender dimension of violence.
The video ends with a call to action to join the campaign for passage of a gender-based violence at work convention, because “Violence is not part of the job for any of us!”