June 20: Celebrating Five Years of ILO Convention 190


Thursday, June 20, 2024 - 8:00am


Event  Description
June 19, 2024, marks the fifth anniversary of the adoption of ILO Convention (C190), the first international treaty to address violence and harassment in the world of work. This event marks the celebration of the five-year journey of C190 and focuses on the importance of bridging labor and women’s rights movements to address gender-based violence and harassment (GBVH) in the world of work, by exploring links between care, labor, and GBVH. The speakers and respondents will include representatives from different sectors and geographic regions including philanthropy, governments, civil society organizations and UN mechanisms.

The line-up of speakers and respondents include the following: 

Opening Remarks:
Jennifer (JJ) Rosenbaum, Executive Director, Global Labor Justice (GLJ)

Annie Kelly, Human rights journalist and editor of The Guardian's Rights and Freedom reporting project


  1. Marta Ferreyra, Director General of the National Policy of Equality and Rights of Women at the Institute for Women in Mexico, INMUJERES

  2. Ghada Abdel Tawab, Senior Program Officer, Future of Work(ers) International, Ford Foundation

  3. Christy Hoffman, General Secretary, UNI Global Union

  4. Anannya Bhattacharjee, International Coordinator, Asia Floor Wage Alliance (AFWA)

  5. Fulya Pinar Ozcan, Member of ITUC Women’s Committee and President of the Women’s Committee at Öz İplik-İş, Turkiye

  6. Adriana Paz Ramirez, General Secretary,  International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF)

  7. Dr. Geeta Rao Gupta, Ambassador-At-Large, Office of Global Women’s Issues, U.S. Department of State

Krishanti Dharmaraj, Transnational Lead, Feminist Alliance for Rights (FAR)


  1. Fatime Christiane Ndiaye, Senior Gender Specialist, ILO Decent Work Team, Dakar

  2. Laura Nyirinkindi, Member, UN Working Group on Discrimination Against Women and Girls

  3. Tomoya Obokata, UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, including its causes and consequences

Closing Remarks:
Lopa Banerjee, Director, Civil Society Division, UN Women


If you have any further questions related to the event or the registration, please contact Ardra Manasi: ardramanasi [at] globallaborjustice.org

Co-sponsored by: Global Labor Justice (GLJ), Solidarity Center, Asia Floor Wage Alliance (AFWA), Bangladesh Center for Workers Solidarity (BCWS), Feminist Alliance for Rights (FAR), Human Rights Watch, International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF), International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), and UNI Global Union

This work is made possible with the support of the Ford Foundation.