Posts tagged Maternity Protection
Maternity Protection and Workers with Family Responsibilities in the Formal and Informal Economy of Ghana. Practices, Gaps and Measures for Improvement

Following the Millennium Development Declaration, the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda set out a number of goals aimed at ending poverty, ensuring healthy lives and well- being, achieving gender equality and women’s economic empowerment, promoting decent work and reducing inequalities. Ghana played a major role at both national and international levels in de ning the post-2015 development agenda and is committed to a development that ‘leaves no one behind’

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Economic crisis lends unexpected support to families in some countries

As part of fiscal consolidation drives, some countries, including Estonia and Lithuania, reduced the period of maternity and paternity leave or the level of benefits, if only temporarily. In other countries, such as Greece, Latvia and Romania reduction in the level of the minimum wage or weakening of the system of collective bargaining due to new laws following fiscal consolidation measures resulted in an erosion of the level of maternity benefits. 

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