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830M Women Lack Adequate Maternity Protection, ILO Report Says

Media outlets highlight a new report from the International Labour Organization (ILO), which reviews maternity and paternity law and practice in 185 countries and territories.

U.N. News Centre: Amid vast global gaps, maternity, paternity protections make headway, U.N. reports
“Despite progress in maternity benefits and a positive trend in supporting new fathers, at least 830 million women workers still do not have adequate protection, the United Nations labor agency [on Tuesday] reported…” (5/13).

VOA News: ILO: More Than 800 Million Women Lack Maternity Protection
“…ILO Gender, Equality and Diversity Branch Chief Shauna Olney says almost 80 percent of the 830 million women who lack maternity protection are in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia…” (Schlein, 5/13).

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