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Youth entrepreneurship
An ILO initiative in the South African Free State province encourages young entrepreneurs to come up with innovative ideas as a way of helping them set up successful businesses.

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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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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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