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
08 March 2019
Research Department Working Paper n°42
31 January 2019
Maternity at work
Unpaid maternity leave: the harsh reality for many working women