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THE Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has known as for the ratification of the Worldwide Labour Organisation Conference 190, often known as ILO C190.

The conference, adopted on the ILO centenary convention in Geneva final 12 months, seeks the elimination of office violence and harassment.

June 19 was marked because the Worldwide Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Battle.

NLC, in a press release by its President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, famous that almost all of the victims of sexual crimes are girls.

He mentioned: “In line with official statistics from the United Nations Ladies, 35 per cent of ladies all around the world have skilled bodily or sexual violence by an intimate accomplice or sexual violence by a non-intimate accomplice.

“It’s estimated that 137 girls lose their lives day by day because of violence primarily within the palms of members of the family. Of the full variety of trafficked individuals globally, 72 per cent of them are girls and ladies.

“The very best present that the Federal Authorities may give to Nigerians, particularly our girls on the commemoration of the 2020 Worldwide Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Battle, is to ratify ILO’s Conference 190 on Violence and Harassment.

“We urge that the ratification of this essential centenary Conference of the ILO be accomplished with the identical zeal with which the Federal Authorities ratified Conference 185 on Seafarer’s Id Paperwork Conference (Revised), 2003, as amended,” he mentioned.

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