Gender-Based Violence

The project's long term goal is to see women workers in Senegal, Uganda and South Africa protected against GBV through:

  1. The ratification of the ILO Convention 190 on Ending Violence and Harassment in the World of Work;

  2. Changes to national laws in line with C190; and

  3. The inclusion of GBV clauses in Collective Bargaining Agreements.



PSI Africa & Arab countries region welcomes the adoption of ILO Convention C190 - a victory for all workers, especially women workers. Gender-based violence is a problem across the region and this convention provides opportunities for trade unions. Watch this video and learn more about it.

C190 on ending violence and harassment in the world of work - an opportunity for unions

Sub Saharan Africa struggles with gender equality, and patriarchy has a direct impact on women in the workplace, and gender-based violence requires urgent attention at a structural level. It is therefore important that C190 is implemented at workplace level, and has a direct impact in creating safer and more accountable workplaces for women workers on the shop floor.

Publications in English

Une victoire pour les travailleurs - Sénégal

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La Convention 190: Une mesure pour l'élimination de la violence basée sur le genre dans le monde du travail


PSI affiliates in Uganda together with a number of civil society organisations, religious leaders, National centers, GUFs (IndustriALL and IUF), academia and student leaders met on 22nd September 2021 in Kampala, Uganda to come up with strategies on how to lobby the Government of Uganda to expedite the process of ratification of ILO C190 and recommendation 260.


PSI together with Public Sector unions in Uganda is organizing a stakeholders’ engagement meeting on “Ratification of ILO C190 and Recommendation 260 on Elimination of all forms of violence and harassment in the world of work; and the fight against Gender Based Violence”. The meeting is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, 22nd September at Imperial Royale Hotel, in Kampala, Uganda, starting at 8.30AM.