Safeguarding the health of expectant and nursing mothers and protecting them from job discrimination is a precondition for achieving genuine equality of opportunity and treatment for men and women at work and enabling workers to raise families in conditions of security.
The study reviews national law and practice on both maternity and paternity at work in 185 countries and territories including leave, benefits, employment protection, health protection, breastfeeding arrangements at work and childcare.
Working Paper No. 1 / 2017
Cash transfer programmes, poverty reduction and women’s economic empowerment: Experience from Mexico
23 August 2017
06 September 2016
Maternity at work
Unpaid maternity leave: the harsh reality for many working women