This report reviews national legislative provisions on maternity protection and shows how well national laws and practices conform to the ILO Maternity Convention, 2000 (No. 183) and the Workers with Family Responsibilities Convention, 1981 (No. 156). The report compares the national legislations at work in 185 countries and territories with the most recent ILO regulations on the subject. It is based on data collected by ILO since 1994 on maternity, paternity and parental leave, health protection, employment and non-discrimination protection, breastfeeding arrangements at work, and childcare.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.