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.
International Women's Day 2022
11 March 2022
ILO Working paper 55
Costs and benefits of investing in transformative care policy packages: A macrosimulation study in 82 countries
09 March 2022
Maternity at work
Unpaid maternity leave: the harsh reality for many working women