Phnom Penh: Union leaders and civil society organizations in Cambodia still see the use of violence and gender-based harassment in the garment industry in Cambodia, despite the efforts of stakeholders to prevent it. however, Stakeholders urged the government to ratify Convention C190 to eliminate violence and gender-based harassment in the workplace.
The President of the Collective Union of Movement of Workers, Pav Sina who has always focused on the protection of workers' rights, freedoms and legitimate interests at the High-Level Dialogue Workshop on Preventing Gender-Based Violence and harassment in the garment industry in Cambodia still happened to now.
Deputy Director of the Labor Inspection Department of the Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training, Manh Narith said in a dialogue on preventing gender-based violence and harassment in the garment industry, “As an inspector, I Have never received much of This case. ”He said that the factory side has solved this problem well because there are workers' representatives or union representatives and the administration to solve the problems.
Pav Sina once again urged the Cambodian government to consider ratifying Convention C190 as soon as possible, as it is critical to the elimination of gender-based violence and harassment in Garment industrial, in particular, is the establishment of a tripartite commission of workers' representatives, and the purpose of the commission is to prevent and curb violence and gender-based Violent and harassment in the world of work. Training, disseminating and resolving workers' grievances.
Mr. Pav Sina said, "In connection with the violence and harassment in the workplace, I think it is still happened in common," he said. "In Fact, my Union Representatives in Svayreang were harassed by the factory owner by taking an angry hug, This is the worst thing that should not happen."
Meanwhile, Ms. So Somalai, a senior official of the Solidarity Center (SC), said that recently, due to the decline in orders, it is a good opportunity for employers to continue to lay off workers, terminate employment contracts. Especially female workers, "so I think nowadays, the violent and harassment in the workplace still happened."
According to a recent report by the International Labor Organization (ILO) in 2022, one among 15 women has been sexually abused or harassed. The ratification of Convention 190 also important to eliminates these emerging issues.
Ms. Sar Sineth, Deputy Director General of the General Department of Social Development of the Ministry of Women's Affairs, also said that the situation of violence and gender harassment in Cambodia continued, noting that domestic violence during There has been a decline in recent years, but violence and gender-based harassment have increased.
Union leaders, civil society organizations, as well as other stakeholders see Convention 190 as very important because it covers workers in all sectors, not just the garment sector. One is to cover all employees in the system or outside the system, that is, in every workplace, and more importantly, some of the issues that are not resolved by the judiciary, in this Convention there is also a solution outside the court. Stakeholders still urge the Cambodian government to consider and consider ratification of Convention C190 as soon as possible to eliminate gender-based violence and harassment in the workplace.