Hidden At Work: Labour and sexual exploitation and harassment of women in the (private) work sphere

In January 2021, the two year project Hidden at Work – Labour and sexual exploitation and harassment of women in the (private) work sphere started.

This project is coordinated by FairWork and jointly implemented with LEFÖ IBF in Austria, La Strada Czech Republic and La Strada International. This project aims to reach out to women in irregular work or stay by (online) awareness-raising and empowerment strategies and (referral to) direct support services, to ensure they know and (can) claim their labour and human rights. The project consortium will train professionals who are likely to detect exploited or harassed women at work.

In addition the consortium will focus on monitoring the implementation of existing relevant legal instruments and advocate for improvements in legislation or in their implementation. This work will include advocacy for the ratification by EU Members States of ILO’s Violence and Harassment Convention, 2019 (No. 190). This Convention will enter into force on 25 June 2021. None of the EU Member States have yet ratified this Convention 190.

Read more about the project.

This project is funded by the European Union’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (REC 2014-2020), co-funding for FairWork is provided by Stichting Dioraphte.

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