Zimbabwe: Precedent Set in Sexual Harassment Case

A landmark judgment has finally set precedent for the awarding of damages for sexual harassment in Zimbabwe, with a victim being awarded $180 000. The final order was all thanks …

A New Global Mandate to End Violence and Harassment in the World of Work: A Gender Responsive Approach

“In 2019, the International Labour Organization (ILO) celebrated one hundred years of promoting social justice and decent work. The ILO marked its centenary in a particularly meaningful and enduring manner, …

Italy ratifies the ILO Convention (No. 190) on the elimination of violence and harassment in the world of work

On 29 October 2021, Italy deposited the instrument of ratification of the Violence and Harassment Convention, 2019 (No. 190) , with the Director-General of the ILO, thereby becoming the ninth country in …

Effectively Investigating, Prosecuting and Adjudicating Sexual Violence Cases: A Manual for Practitioners in Georgia

A new manual, aimed at improving access to justice for victims of sexual violence in the Georgian criminal justice system, has been developed. The manual, provides practical guidance to investigators, …

After an employee’s allegations went viral, will Chinese companies adopt anti-harassment policies?

On Tuesday, an Alibaba manager threatened a defamation lawsuit against a female colleague who accused him of sexually assaulting her on a business trip. The same day, a Beijing court dismissed Zhou Xiaoxuan’s lawsuit against Zhu …

Cosatu, MPs welcome passing of gender-based violence laws

Cosatu and MPs have welcomed the adoption of gender-based violence bills, saying they will intensify the fight against the killing of women and children. Cosatu urged Parliament to immediately send …

Court Rules in Favour of Women Harassed and Abused by Nigerian Police & AEPB

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ruled in favour of six women who were harassed and abused during raids by the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB), police and …

Workplace Gender-Based Violence and Harassment in China: Harmonizing Domestic Law and Practice with International Standards

“The incidents discussed above provide a glimpse into the widespread gender-based violence and harassment (“GBVH”) that exists in the Chinese workplace, as well as the significant forces that keep victims …

Bias in, bias out : gender and work in the platform economy

“Gender discrimination in the world of work is deeply rooted and widespread. This paper focuses on the ways in which historically rooted gender divisions of labour are replicated, and may …

Initial Assessment of the notification of 4 Trade Unions vs APG Asset Management

On 18 May, 2020 the Dutch National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (NCP) received a notification of a specific instance from the International Union of Food, …

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