World News Digest

Unions Call for ILO Convention on Gender-Based Violence

24 November 2017

Brussels, 24 November 2017 (ITUC OnLine): Trade unions are using the UN Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls as a rallying point for a strong ILO Convention to tackle gender-based violence at work. Next year's ILO Conference in June will discuss the development of ...

'Enough is enough'

24 November 2017

Gender-based violence is a problem that thrives in secret,” said Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires, provincial minister responsible for status of women, in a press release Friday to announce the start of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign. “To put a stop ...

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign comes to Camosun

24 November 2017

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign run by the United Nations; it takes place annually from November 25—the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women—to December 10, Human Rights Day. Camosun Applied Business Technology ...

Targeting zero

24 November 2017

Gender-based violence comes in many different forms. It includes domestic violence, violence against people who are lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI), as well as sexual violence and physical abuse. Whether at home, on the streets, on the internet or at work, it is a human rights ...

16 days of action to end violence against women

24 November 2017

Gender-based violence is real and is often trivialized,” said DeMarchi. “Intimate partner abuse, workplace sexual harassment, sexist jokes and even sexual assaults are played down and minimized. “Victims are often blamed directly and their behaviours, leading up to the assault, are put into question.”.