Indian Journalists Union demands ratification of ILO Convention to eliminate gender-based violence

Thursday, 26 Nov, 11.56 am

Indian Journalists Union (IJU) has urged the government to eliminate violence against women and girls by ratifying the ILO Convention 190 on harassment and violence in the places of work.

The IJU on Wednesday joined the International Federation of Journalists' call on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and girls to all governments, including India, to act responsibly to eradicate violence against women by ratifying the ILO Convention 190.

The journalists' body urged the social media platforms to introduce binding steps to act against online violence, as an IFJ survey revealed that 48% of women journalists claimed they have faced gender-based violence in their work and 44% have faced online abuse.