Journal article, Research

Apr 19 2022

Awareness, Perceptions, Gaps, and Uptake of Maternity Protection among Formally Employed Women in Vietnam (Nguyen TT, 2022. Int J of Env. Research & Public Health)

Interviews reveal implementation gaps in Vietnam’s maternity protection policies, limiting their effectiveness to protect women and children’s rights. Findings demonstrate a need to increase awareness, strengthen enforcement, and expand entitlements to the informal sector.

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Jan 01 2022

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Journal article

Mar 08 2021

The yearly financing need of providing paid maternity leave in the informal sector in Indonesia (Siregar, A., 2021. International Breastfeeding Journal)

Study results reveal that yearly financing needs to provide maternity cash transfers (MCT) for women of reproductive age (WRA) in the informal sector would not exceed .5% of Indonesian GDP and could provide significant public health savings and partially alleviate the economic cost of not breastf

Journal article

Dec 08 2020

The financing need for expanding paid maternity leave to support breastfeeding in the informal sector in the Philippines (Ulep, V., 2020. Maternal & Child Nutrition)

In the Philippines, workers in the informal economy are not guaranteed paid maternity leave. A non‐contributory maternity cash transfer to informal sector workers could improve social equity, economic productivity, and public health and nutrition through supporting breastfeeding.

Brief

Dec 03 2020

Policy Whitepaper: Workplace lactation support programs in Viet Nam

Breastfeeding-friendly maternity protection and practices in the workplace must be prioritized to increase breastfeeding rates and improve the health, nutrition, and wellbeing of mothers, children, and society.

 
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