Workplace Harassment and Violence: A Call to Action

When:
December 07, 2017 @ 14:00 – 16:00
Where:
Maison de la Paix, Auditorium A2
Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2
in Geneva 1202

 

From 25 November – the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women – to 10 December – Human Rights Day – we mark the “16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign”. The campaign is a good time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls, and during this panel discussion, we would like to focus the discussion on sexual harassment in the workplace.
The timing could not be more appropriate. In the past several weeks, many cases of sexual harassment in the workplace have come to light.

The adoption of the new resolution on "Preventing and Eliminating Sexual Harassment in the Workplace” by the Commission on the Status of Women last March further compels us to have a  multi-stakeholder discussion on ways to eradicate this form of violence against women.Speakers

  • Prof. Nicole Bourbonnais, Assistant Professor of International History at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
  • Prof. Ruth Halperin-Kaddari, Vice-Chair of the CEDAW Committee
  • Ms. Shauna Olney, Chief of the Gender, Equality, and Diversity Branch at the International Labour Organization
  • Ms. Jennifer Motles Svigilsky, Manager of Global Affairs, Policy & Advocacy at Philip Morris
  • Mr. Ueli Staeger, Political Science PhD student at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.

Moderator

  • Mr. Jan Dirk Herbermann, President of the Geneva Association of UN Correspondents (ACANU).

This event is organised by the Graduate Institute's Gender Centre in partnership with the Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations in Geneva and the Permanent Mission of Israel to the United Nations in Geneva.

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