CARE’s work on ending violence and sexual harassment in the world of work for 16 Days

From 25 November to 10 December every year the world shines a spotlight on the need to prevent violence against women with the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. Each year CARE Cambodia works with the Ministry of Women’s Affairs and other partners in Cambodia to focus on a different aspect of this event.

16 days campaign this year the global will be to amplify the voices of women workers in the informal economy while continuing to call for the ratification of ILO Convention 190 and to end all forms of Gender Based Violence in private and public spaces.

This year CARE International in Cambodia will use the theme of #16days and #RatifyILO190 focusing on ending violence in the world of work: “Preventing Violence and harassment in the world of work”. CARE will promote the objectives of CARE’s campaign to prevent and end violence and harassment in the workplace and community. This includes a focus on the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention on Ending Violence and Harassment in the world of work.

CARE engages with key ministries, private sectors and garment factory leader in collaboration with partners including UN Women and Ministries of Women’s Affairs, and will use the theme as follow the Cambodia national theme: “Increase investments in preventing and responding violence against women in the context COVID-19” for CARE’s activities in the workplaces.

One of core elements of CARE’s mission is to promote a Life Free from Violence and we have received more than 12million people in 2019 around the globe who benefited from our work to address Gender Based Violence.

CARE International in Cambodia currently has many projects focusing on addressing the sexual harassment at workplace and schools, and gender based violence. We are organizing activities with women in female garment workers, migrant workers and communities throughout the 16 Days of Activism to continuing to call for the ratification of ILO Convention 190 to end all forms of GBV in private and public spaces.

To learn more, follow the CARE Cambodia Facebook page. CARE will be sharing new posts on the CARE Cambodia Facebook page every day from 25 November to 10 December.

We invite everyone to share their own photos and messages on Facebook using the hashtag 16days campaign #យុទ្ធនាការ១៦ថ្ងៃ #RatifyILO190 #16DaysCampaign

Learn more about the 16 Days campaign >

Learn more about CARE’s work with Enhancing Women’s Voice to Stop Sexual Harassment (STOP) project >

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