The Public Utility Workers Union (PUWU), have organized a Three- Day Training Workshop for selected executives on Gender Based Violence at the workplace.

General Secretary of PUWU, Mr. Michael Adumatta Nyantakyi addressing the media at the PUWU Hospitality and Conference Centre at Kasoa in the Central Region commended government’s efforts towards eliminating gender based violence and harassment at the work place but insists there is more to be done.

He said even though government is doing well to ensure that both men and women have a safe environment to work, a lot needs to be done.

One way prescribed by Mr. Adumatta Nyantakyi  is for government to fast track the ratification of the International Labour Organisations (ILO) Convention 190 to make it part of the laws of Ghana.

“So far, the Ghana government has shown some keen interest in gender based violence and harassment although it is yet to ratify the convention, we believe that the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations have been engaged by the Trade Union Congress and there are discussions to see how this could be pushed forward.”

“Apart from this convention, you find out that there are some domestic laws which the government have put in place to ensure that there is some level of protection especially for the women and also against child abuse and harassment at the work place”, he said.