Within the framework of the International day for the elimination of violence against women, a meeting of The Commission on women workers ‘ Affairs of the Federation of trade unions was held under the leadership of the Commission’s Chairman Gulnara Zhumageldieva.
Participants of the meeting discussed topical issues of violence against women and measures to eliminate it.
During her speech, Gulnara Zhumageldieva noted that the Commission on women workers ‘ Affairs, which is an active representative of trade Union organizations, monitors the social well-being of women workers and initiates serious issues for discussion.
“On the eve of the International day for the elimination of violence against women, the Federation of trade unions appealed to the Ministry of labor and social protection of the population of the Republic of Kazakhstan to consider the possibility of ratifying ILO Convention No. 190, which is the first international labor standard aimed at combating violence and harassment at work,” the Commission Chairman said.
According to her, Convention No. 190 is a landmark document confirming that everyone has the right to work free from violence and harassment. It includes the first international definition of violence and harassment at work, including gender-based violence.
“This phenomenon should be countered by complete public rejection and an appropriate legislative framework. The current legislation of Kazakhstan today contributes to the process of ratification of the Convention No. 190, since the country has legislative norms aimed at solving some issues covered by this Convention,” G. Zhumageldieva stressed.
Speaking about the scale of the problem, participants referred to international statistics, according to which up to 70% of women in the world suffer from domestic violence. According to the UN, 35% of women and girls worldwide experience some form of physical or sexual violence during their lifetime. Yet in some countries, the effects of violence against women persist for generations.
Members of the Commission expressed support for the initiatives of the fprc, noting that violence against women continues to be one of the most common forms of human rights violations worldwide.
Media center of the Federation of trade unions of the Republic of Kazakhstan