The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has again bemoaned continuous harassment of women at their respective workplaces, saying it is a bane for Nigeria’s development.
The labour also said such economic violence would prevent women and girls from gainful employment and make them remain economically dependent on men.
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President of NLC, Ayuba Wabba, stated these at Labour House, Abuja during the public presentation of the Gender-Based Violence and Harassment (GBVH) participatory research report.
Wabba maintained that the ratification of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention 190 by the Nigerian government was the only solution to eradicate such inhumane treatment.
The NLC boss urged Nigerians to continue to promote the importance of a work culture based on mutual respect and the dignity of the human being as a first line defence and precaution against violence and harassment.
On her part, the chairperson of NLC National Women Commission, Hajiya Salamatu Aliyu, described as worrisome, Nigeria’s refusal to ratify ILO C190, saying GBVH is adequately covered in international labour standards and treaties.
She listed Argentina, Ecuador, Fiji, Namibia, Somalia, Uruguay and Mauritius as seven countries that had ratified ILO C190.