Maternity cash benefit for women in Kenya's informal economy - a call to action

This video is a call to action to provide women in the informal sector in Kenya with maternity cash benefit to ensure that they are cushioned against income losses during pregnancy.

Date issued: 24 May 2023 |

In Kenya, women in formal employment are entitled to three months maternity leave with full pay through employer liability. However, this only covers about 6% of women leaving the rest without any protection against income loss after giving birth and prematurely return to work putting their health and that of their children at risk.