The organised labour in Nigeria has been urged to open space for gender-based violence reference centres where survival of gender-based violence and harassment would report to.
The call was made in Abuja on Friday by the Solidarity Centre AFL-CIO, a nongovernmental organization based in the United States, during the official launch of a public presentation of Gender-Based Violence and Harassment (GBVH) Participatory Research Report and commemoration of the 16 days of Activism.
The theme of the 16 days of Activism is, “Breaking the Silence: Gender Based Violence in Nigeria World of Work.
Senior Program Officer, Solidarity Center AFL-CIO, Nkechi Odinukwe also said there was need for public enlightenment of the International Labour Organisation ILO Convention 190 that recognises the right if everyone in workplace free from violence and harassment.
In a message, Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, called on trade unions to collaborate with the Ministry to formulate a national policy against gender-based violence in the world of work.
Ngige noted that the Nigeria Government was working towards ratifying the ILO Convention 190 as it would eliminate violence and harassment in the world of work.
He also said the research report would increase awareness among workers and the general public.
Gender Based Violence: Organised Labour Urged To Open Centre For Report