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.
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
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.
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.