Iran is a founding member of ILO, the International Labor Organization. Tehran has ratified 13 ILO conventions, committing itself to fighting against gender discrimination and elimination of forced labor and child labor.
Despite this commitment, the Islamic Republic of Iran violates these accords: gender equality remains a dream in the workplace, and the rate of child labor is dramatically high. Only recently Tehran municipality has decided to fire most of its women employees and to promote a gender segregation in their working places.
The Islamic Republic has ratified the ILO Conventions on child labor and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Despite this, the child labor situation in Iran remains appalling. An estimated 14% of Iranian children are forced to work, denied any kind of protection or insurance.
An international organization like ILO, committed to fighting any kind of gender discrimination and child labor, should not tolerate a situation according to which one of its founding members promotes such policies. The gender segregation in Iran is officially promoted and realized with the support of State representatives. Because of all these reasons:
WE OFFICIALLY REQUEST THAT ILO GOVERNING BODY EXPEL IMMEDIATELY THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN FROM THE INTERNATIONAL LABOR ORGANIZATION. TEHERAN COULD BE READMITTED TO ILO, ONLY AFTER IT WILL HAVE DEMONSTRATED A REAL AND SIGNIFICANT CHANGE IN ITS DISCRIMINATORY POLICY.
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The Iran Out of ILO petition to International Labor Organization was written by Free Iran and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.