Research violence against women in the workplace

Netherlands (Western Europe)

In the lead up to the World Day for Decent Work on 7 October, CNV Internationaal issues a research report on violence against women in the workplace.

The extensive research included different formts of violence against women at the work place: physical, psychological and verbal sexual harassment, varying from (atemps) for rape, to gossiping with sexual content and from "accidental" body contact to promises for promotion in return for sexual favor.

Research was done in four countries on four different continents: Honduras (Latin America), Indonesia (Asia), Moldova (Eastern Europe) and Benin (Africa).

Based on the results of the CNV International report concludes that the current regulations are not sufficient to tackle the problem adequately.

The report was presented to Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), who received the report from CNV vice president Arend van Wijngaarden.

Together with the ITUC, CNV Internationaalcalls for better regulation through the ILO (the UN labour organisation).

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