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Maternity protection
Most women make a choice between their own survival and family responsibilities. This is where the ILO Convention on maternity protection comes in.

  1. ILO topic portal on maternity protection
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International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
"Poverty is not yet defeated: 375 million working women and men do not earn enough to keep themselves and their families out of extreme poverty," warns ILO Director-General. "Far too many are being left behind. But the international community is preparing for a renewed drive and the ILO intends to be in the vanguard."

  1. ILO portal on the Post-2015 Development Agenda
  2. Breaking the vicious circle of disability and extreme poverty
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The ILO marks the International Day of Rural Women by showing what it does to help empower rural women around the world through helping them gain access to work that is just, decent and sustainable.

  1. ILO topic portal on rural development
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ILO/WHO briefing note
Healthcare workers infected with the Ebola virus in Western Africa underscore the risks posed by all workers who come in to contact with the disease. The ILO and WHO have issued joint briefing note for employers and workers on Ebola, providing guidance on preventing the virus in the workplace.

  1. Read our latest ILO Blog: Ebola outbreak, how we’re keeping workers safe

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