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IMPLEMENTING MATERNITY PROTECTION SYSTEMS FOR ALL MOTHERS IS KEY TO EVERY NATIONS’ FUTURE SUCCESS


Maternity protection is the first key step of the comprehensive set of care policies that promote mothers’ economic empowerment, prevent informalization and enable individuals and societies to thrive, especially in the context of demographic transitions.

OUR WORK IS AN ESSENTIAL PART OF NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES TO ACHIEVE INCLUSIVE GROWTH WITH EQUITABLE SOCIAL OUTCOMES.

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IMPLEMENTING MATERNITY PROTECTION SYSTEMS FOR ALL MOTHERS IS KEY TO EVERY NATIONS’ FUTURE SUCCESS


Maternity protection is the first key step of the comprehensive set of care policies that promote mothers’ economic empowerment, prevent informalization and enable individuals and societies to thrive, especially in the context of demographic transitions.

OUR WORK IS AN ESSENTIAL PART OF NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES TO ACHIEVE INCLUSIVE GROWTH WITH EQUITABLE SOCIAL OUTCOMES.

Advancing a critical opportunity adding $12 trillion to global growth

While all types of inequality have economic consequences, the lack of implementation of maternity protection systems, becomes a critical economic and social challenge. The new McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) report, The power of parity: How advancing women’s equality can add $12 trillion to global growth, shows the importance of countries to close the gender gap by prioritising implementations on their national development strategies to achieve inclusive growth and sustainable development with equitable social outcomes.

FRAMEWORKS AND GUIDING PRINCIPLES

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strengthening the economy and workforce, while also taking societal concerns into consideration


The markets of the 21st century need macroeconomic policies accountable for the fulfilment of human rights, to health, education and work.

MOTHERS' SIGNIFICANT ROLE IN ECONOMIC PRODUCTION AND PIVOTAL POSITION IN HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT AND WELFARE ARE CENTRAL TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND SOCIAL SURVIVAL.

strengthening the economy and workforce, while also taking societal concerns into consideration


The markets of the 21st century need macroeconomic policies accountable for the fulfilment of human rights, to health, education and work.

MOTHERS' SIGNIFICANT ROLE IN ECONOMIC PRODUCTION AND PIVOTAL POSITION IN HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT AND WELFARE ARE CENTRAL TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND SOCIAL SURVIVAL.

THE NEW SOCIAL CONTRACT OF THE 21ST CENTURY: Mothers’ Economic Empowerment has the ability to enhance the quality of life for mothers and their families and is a win-win for everyone. 

All over the globe, countries and companies face a common challenge: How best to strengthen their economy and workforce, while also taking societal concerns into consideration.  The implementation of maternity protection systems is key to ensure the full economic participation of the mothers of the 21st century in the labour market in these times of economic, political and social policy change. Mothers' significant role in economic production and their pivotal position in household management and welfare are central to economic development and social survival.

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ALIGNED WITH THE STRATEGIES OF THE UN 2030 GLOBAL AGENDA


Maternity protection contributes to the achievement of multiple Sustainable Development Goals and is a key component of the transformative policies called for in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

CLOSING THE GENDER GAP, INCREASING GDP AND ADVANCING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GLOBALLY

ALIGNED WITH THE STRATEGIES OF THE UN 2030 GLOBAL AGENDA


Maternity protection contributes to the achievement of multiple Sustainable Development Goals and is a key component of the transformative policies called for in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

CLOSING THE GENDER GAP, INCREASING GDP AND ADVANCING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GLOBALLY

PREVENTING INFORMALISATION OF THE ECONOMY, TACKLING POVERTY AND INEQUALITY. A GLOBAL COMMITMENT TO LEAVE NO ONE BEHIND.

Maternity protection is essential to promote the health, nutrition and well-being of mothers and their children, to achieve gender equality at work, prevent and reduce poverty and to advance decent work for both mothers and fathers. This makes maternity protection the first key step of the comprehensive set of care policies that promote mothers' economic empowerment, prevent informalization and enable individuals and societies to thrive, especially in the context of demographic transitions. It increases the chances of survival of the mother and the newborn and lays the conditions for optimal physical and cognitive development of the infant. Without maternity protection, mothers may shift into lower-paid and more insecure work in order to breastfeed and care for their infants. While they initially consider it a temporary coping strategy, mothers are likely to stay in the informal economy as they juggle childcare and earning an income (Alfers, 2016). Maternity protection therefore contributes to the achievement of multiple Sustainable Development Goals (namely goals 1, 3, 5, 8 and 10) and is a key component of the transformative policies called for in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

End poverty in all its forms everywhere
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
Reduce inequality within and among countries
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IN-COUNTRY GOVERNANCE | MANAGEMENT | DEVELOPMENT TEAMS


IMPLEMENTATION OF INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS

CAPACITY BUILDING | STRATEGY | TRANSFORMATION

FACILITATION & TRAINING

TECHNICAL ADVISE & IMPLEMENTATION

IN-COUNTRY GOVERNANCE | MANAGEMENT | DEVELOPMENT TEAMS


IMPLEMENTATION OF INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS

CAPACITY BUILDING | STRATEGY | TRANSFORMATION

FACILITATION & TRAINING

TECHNICAL ADVISE & IMPLEMENTATION

Incorporating the Maternity Protection Principles into strategies, policies and procedures and establishing a culture of integrity, governments and businesses are not only upholding their basic responsibilities to people and planet, but setting the stage for long-term success.

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MATERNITY PROTECTION POLICY


CERTIFICATION PROGRAMME

Implementation | Principles | Strategies | Policies | Procedures

MATERNITY PROTECTION: LEAVE & BENEFITS

EMPLOYMENT PROTECTION AND NON-DISCRIMINATION

HEALTHY WORK ENVIRONMENT

CONDUCIVE WORK ENVIRONMENT TO BREASTFEED

FLEXIBLE WORK ARRANGEMENTS

 

 

MATERNITY PROTECTION POLICY


CERTIFICATION PROGRAMME

Implementation | Principles | Strategies | Policies | Procedures

MATERNITY PROTECTION: LEAVE & BENEFITS

EMPLOYMENT PROTECTION AND NON-DISCRIMINATION

HEALTHY WORK ENVIRONMENT

CONDUCIVE WORK ENVIRONMENT TO BREASTFEED

FLEXIBLE WORK ARRANGEMENTS

 

 

INDUSTRY SECTORS

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Nestlé has launched a global Maternity Protection Policy for its employees worldwide that is estimated to be one of the most progressive programmes of its kind in the industry.

The policy, which is based on the ILO Maternity Protection Convention, establishes minimum standards that must be implemented at Nestlé workplaces across the world by 2018.

The policy gives employees a minimum of 14 weeks paid maternity leave and the right to extend their maternity leave up to six months. This will be applicable to all primary caregivers of newborns, including male employees and adoptive parents.

It also includes employment protection, flexible working arrangements and guaranteed access to breastfeeding rooms during working hours in head offices and sites with more than 50 female employees. Nestlé currently has more than 190 breastfeeding rooms across its global working facilities.


Ikea is bringing Swedish-style working conditions to India.

The furniture giant has announced that all its employees in India -- women and men -- will be entitled to 26 weeks of paid parental leave on the birth of a child. 

The policy will also apply to employees who have children through surrogacy or adoption. And mothers will be able to work half days for 16 weeks on their return. 

Workers in Ikea's home country of Sweden still have it better -- companies there are required to offer up to 16 months of paid parental leave, of which three months are reserved for fathers. But Ikea's move is a big step forward for India, where a 2015 survey by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry showed 25% of women quit their jobs after having a child.

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AGENDA 2017


AGENDA 2017


 

 

 

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Consolidating resources and mandates into one organisation for greater impact


Consolidating resources and mandates into one organisation for greater impact