In 2019, International Labor Organization (ILO) ratified the “Violence and Harassment Convention” in the world of work and this convention, the first and the only international one in this field, entered into force in 2021. The convention
- offers a comprehensive description based on the concept of “world of work” and covers all stages of employment including the voluntary jobs and the internships;
- does not limit the world of work to the working hours at the workplace and includes transportation, work-related trips, travels, meetings and all other work-related social activities; and it stipulates the prevention of violence and harassment including the effects of digital and domestic violence on the work life;
- states that violence and harassment preclude equal opportunity and that a gender-sensitive approach is fundamental for ending violence and harassment in the work life.