Five things you need to know about the ILO Convention 190

Here are five things you need to know about the ILO Convention 190 on harassment and violence in the world of work. Remember, you don't have to wait for C190 to be ratified! Continue reading on what your union can start doing today to change the lives of journalists.

Once it's ratified by your government it becomes legally binding

It protects all media workers irrespective of their status (freelance, interns, part-time)

It makes violence and harassment a health and safety issue. Media employers will need to include violence and harassment when managing occupational health and safety issues.

It covers gender-based violence, including: sexual harassment, bullying, stalking, online harassment and all other forms of violence.

It includes domestic violence because it can have a big impact on your mental health and performance at work.

 Here's what your union can do NOW:
inform your members about violence and harassment in the workplace.
Include language on ending violence and harassment at work in collective bargaining agreements, using C190 and its recommendation R206 as a basis. 
Work with media to make sure that health and safety policies include violence and harassment, and more specifically gender-based violence.