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A Win for Women Worldwide
On June 21, 2019, CARE International applauded governments, employers and workers for agreeing to a new International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention on ending violence and harassment in the world of work.
Over the last two years, CARE’s global #March4Women campaign saw over 200,000 people around the world sign petitions to call on their governments and business to join workers’ organizations and adopt international standards on this issue.
This convention means that we now have an international legal standard to specifically protect women at work from harassment and abuse. While this is a great starting point, the next step will be to put this standard into action for women everywhere, where governments ratify and domesticate the ILO Convention. Help us keep the fight going.
Read Their Stories
”When people are silent, the abuse continues. This is why I am sharing my story,” Elizabeth explained to us. Watch, read and learn from women who are bravely breaking the silence to share their experiences with the hope of ending the cycle of abuse.
Workers in Ecuador Unite: Read Their Stories
Sexual abuse and harassment are daily occurrences for many domestic workers. Without legal protection, the violence continues.
Read Arunny's Story
She quit school in 7th grade to go to work. Now a mother and garment factory worker, she is no stranger to sexual harassment at work.
Read Maly's Story
As a factory nurse in Cambodia, she regularly sees the negative ramifications of sexual harassment in her workplace.
Read Maria's Story
After decades of working in exploitive conditions, Maria helped form the Association of Domestic Workers in 2003.
Read Bopha's Story
After only a few months at her job at a garment factory, she has already been insulted, harassed, and assaulted.
Read Neurali's Story
Like many maids in Ecuador, she often has faced long workdays with no workplace protections — routinely exploited, physically and sexually abused.
we need to start respecting women and listening to their stories to end the violence and abuse.
Together, we have power
Like many girls in Ecuador, Alicia left her rural village as a child to work as a live-in maid in neighboring Colombia. Promised a room of her own and good pay, she didn't know the sexual trauma she'd be forced to endure just to earn a living.
approximately one in three women will experience gender-based violence in their lifetime.
world health organization report
Join the Movement
We need your voice to join the chorus of women around the world calling for greater protections and an end to harassment and violence in the workplace. Join CARE in speaking out to demand legal protections for women and girls everywhere.