One of the priorities of the Ministry of Labor and Employment Promotion (MTPE) is the prevention and eradication of violence at work and workplace sexual harassment as a form of violence, said the head of that ministry, Betssy Chavez.
During the virtual conference organized by the General Confederation of Workers of Peru (CGTP), for International Workers’ Day, Chavez stated that the MTPE has all the channels open to receive and act in the face of these types of events in the workplace.
He explained that the Datum global survey “Gender Equity, Sexual Harassment and Violence worldwide”, carried out in 40 countries, reveals that Peru is in second place (41%), in a ranking where women claim to have suffered sexual harassment in the past year.
For this reason, she expressed her concern because Peru is one of the countries in the region where sexual harassment is one of the biggest problems faced by women and girls.
“The MTPE carries out continuous supervision of the cases reported on the virtual platform for registering cases of sexual harassment at work, which is updated and improved according to the needs of the workers,” the minister asserted.
He also asserted that the sector under his charge provides continuous care through the Work Without Harassment service for victims of sexual harassment at work. “Here, the MTPE provides containment and psychological support, as well as specialized legal advice,” he stressed.
The head of the MTPE highlighted the ratification of Convention 190 of the International Labor Organization (ILO) on violence and harassment. She welcomed the support of legislators from different benches of the Congress of the Republic to achieve adherence to the aforementioned agreement.
He also commented that a chapter on violence and harassment at work has been incorporated into the Preliminary Draft of the Labor Code, in order to adapt the national regulations to the standard established by the ILO through Convention 190 and the international regulations for the protection of human rights. humans.
“From the MTPE we will continue to be vigilant and carry out constant work to continue meeting the objectives set to continue advancing in the prevention, punishment and eradication of violence at work and sexual harassment at work,” he said.
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MTPE prioritizes prevention and eradication of violence at work