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U.N. Labor Agency Calls For More ‘Social Protection’ For Women Worldwide

U.N. News Centre: Mothers and children need more — not less — social protection, says U.N. labor agency
“Calling for greater ‘social protection’ for women as the United Nations draws up a new development agenda, the International Labour Organization (ILO) has cited alarming statics, including that some 800 women die in child birth every day, only 28 percent of employed women receive cash benefits during their maternity leave, and that child poverty is rising in 18 of 28 countries in the European Union…” (5/11).

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