Amazing news! The Namibian government just committed to ratify the ILO Convention and Recommendation on Violence and Harassment in the World of Work helping to end violence and harassment against women in the workplace. This means it will be written into law — a huge step forwards for gender equality.

No one should have to face the threat of violence and abuse for doing their job, but unfortunately for an estimated 424 million working-aged women globally, lack of protection at work means this is a reality. To help combat this issue, the International Labor Organization (ILO) established the world’s first global set of international labor standards — the Convention and Recommendation on Violence and Harassment in the World of Work. 

Thousands of Global Citizens signed our petition calling on world leaders to #LevelTheLaw by writing the treaty’s contents into national law — and Namibia listened! The new commitment from Namibia at the Global Citizen Festival to ratify these new global standards into their national law is an incredible moment for Namibian women, and will help ensure that they get the protection they deserve.

Send a tweet to show the Namibian government you’re proud that they’re taking necessary steps to protect women at work, and encourage other world leaders to do the same!