In this resolution, the ITUC-AP defines Sexual Harassment as an unwelcome advance of sexually offensive gestures or comments, sex oriented jibes, verbal abuse or displaces, and unwelcomed request for sexual favors. With this, the Council recognizes Sexual Harassment as an intolerable act of violence against humanity, affecting employment and detrimental to working environment. It is also noted that equality in employment can be seriously impaired when women are subjected to gender-specific violence.
The Council recognizes and welcomes that most countries have adopted some form of legislation at the national level that covers sexual harassment. With this, the council urges affiliates to strengthen their action against Sexual Harassment in collective bargaining, bi and tripartite structures in national legislation, and requests the ILO to commence to create an international instrument concerning Sexual Harassment.