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  • Advocacy Guidance Brief - Paid leave & Workplace Policies

    This is the Collective's Advocacy Guidance Brief for enacting paid leave and workplace breastfeeding policies.
    Political leaders and employers can improve economic and health outcomes by expanding paid family leave. Advocating for parental leave is advocating for children to have the healthiest possible start to life and to grow up to be stronger, smarter, and more productive. Together, we can ensure all mothers and families have the support they need for optimal health and productivity.
  • Advocacy Brief: Breastfeeding and Family-Friendly Policies

    Family-friendly policies that protect and promote breastfeeding are an investment in the health, development and future prosperity of children, women and nations. There is compelling evidence that paid leave, access to quality childcare and dedicated nursing time and space can improve breastfeeding rates, resulting in healthier mothers and children, stronger economies and greater human capital. 
  • Maternity Protections In Nigeria

    Advocacy brief outlining the importance of implementing maternity protections in Nigeria. 

  • Business Case for Breastfeeding

    The Business Case for Breastfeeding is a comprehensive program designed to educate employers about the value of supporting breastfeeding employees in the workplace. 

  • Maternity cash benefits for workers in the informal economy

    The brief shares successful country experiences in extending maternity protection to workers in the informal economy including universal maternity coverage of Mongolia. It also highlights the ILO standards on maternity benefits for workers in the informal economy.

  • International Labour Organization Database: Data collection on maternity protection

    The Working Conditions Laws Database is the most exhaustive source on maternity protection legislation available internationally. It provides country-specific information on the key dimensions of maternity protection: length of maternity leave, cash and medical benefits as well as their qualifying conditions and the source of funding; health protection; non-discrimination and employment security and breastfeeding upon return to work.

  • Maternity Protections in the Workplace (video)

    This short video introduces guidance from the ILO to strengthen and extend maternity protection to all women in all types of economic activity, including in relation to maternal health, maternity leave and benefits, employment protection and non-discrimination, breastfeeding.