We did it! Thanks to everybody who signed the petitions. You made change happen!

More than 8,000 Australians and more than 200,000 people worldwide joined CARE to demand an end to violence and harassment at work.

Thanks to people like you, the International Labour Organization has passed the first ever global agreement on ending violence and harassment at work. This is a huge win for women and workers everywhere, but particularly for the nearly 235 million women working in countries where workplace sexual harassment isn't currently against the law. Read more about this historic achievement on CARE Australia's website.

Read their stories

Trigger Warning: this website contains information about sexual assault and violence, which may be confronting to survivors.

From factory to field, home to street – no one’s job should leave them vulnerable to violence and harassment. But in more than one third of countries, sexual harassment at work isn’t even against the law. This leaves nearly 235 million women vulnerable each day.

Thanks to people like you, that’s set to change. But our job is not done.

Some of the world’s most vulnerable women are at risk of being excluded from a new global convention on ending violence and harassment against workers. We must ensure all women are protected – including those working in private homes such as maids and nannies, street vendors, sex workers, and any woman working without a formal contract.

  • In 2018

    CARE Australia, with the help of almost 5,000 supporters, influenced the Australian Government to vote for a binding international convention on ending violence and harassment at work.

  • Now

    We need your help again to ensure the convention is not watered down. Add your name to demand protection for everybody, everywhere.

Read their stories

Trigger Warning: this website contains information about sexual assault and violence, which may be confronting to survivors.

Why do we CARE?

From #MeToo to #TimesUp, our eyes are no longer closed to the scale of sexual violence and harassment in workplaces. Many of the women CARE works with around the world also experience this type of abuse, but lack the legal protections to seek justice and hold perpetrators to account. Their voices need to be heard.

From garment factory workers in South East Asia to domestic workers in Latin America, CARE is standing by vulnerable female workers to fight for safety, respect and equality. Read more about our work with women and girls here.

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