Meeting

Virtual Roundtable: Unsafe at Work: Violence and Harassment During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
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Speaker
Manuela Tomei

Director, Workquality Department, International Labour Organization

Presider

Douglas Dillon Senior Fellow and Director of the Women and Foreign Policy Program, Council on Foreign Relations

Women and Foreign Policy Roundtable Series

Last year, the International Labor Organization (ILO) adopted the first-ever global convention on workplace violence and harassment. Since then, the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the nature of work, forcing millions of employees to fulfill their jobs remotely, while many others perform essential services on the frontlines, often without recourse when abusive situations arise. Please listen to our speaker Manuela Tomei, director of the workquality department at the ILO, discuss workplace violence and harassment during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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