5 Causes of Injury to Women in the Workplace

Since the end of World War II, women’s participation in the workforce has increased significantly from less than a third, to 47% in 2017. Peak labor force participation was in 1999, with a rate of 60% of women being employed. According to reports from the Department of Labor, 74.6 million women are in the workforce, and these women usually work full or part time and are over 16 years of age. With women fulfilling nearly half of the job opportunities, it is important to see how gender changes … [Read more...]

Maternity protection: Not just a personal issue

Maternity protection: Not just a personal issue Many countries have ratified ILO conventions on maternity protection, but pregnant women still face workplace discrimination. Marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (November 25), the ILO publishes guidelines on how to implement maternity protection policies. GENEVA (ILO News) – Six months into her pregnancy, it was becoming increasingly difficult for Liani* to endure hours of standing at her … [Read more...]

UN Women calls for more women and social protections in the workplace

New York, July—As the global economy struggles to recover from the impacts of the financial crisis, UN Women is calling for the urgent enforcement of policies and practices that ensure more women enter the labor market in jobs with decent working conditions and social protections. This call comes as the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) is convening to discuss decent work for sustainable prosperity. Under Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet will participate … [Read more...]

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