Valuing Maternity Campaign Success

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by imagerymajestic

The Valuing Maternity campaign reports, “We are delighted that our campaigning has paid off.  The UN Committee on the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) has concluded that the Government needs to take action on pregnancy discrimination at work.  In their Concluding Observations, the CEDAW Committee expressed concern at reports of persistent discrimination of pregnant women in employment and their access to justice.

“They recommended that the UK Government ensure women’s access to justice in employment cases, including in cases related to discrimination on grounds of pregnancy and motherhood.  Read our blog for the full story.  We prepared briefing material for the CEDAW Committee when they met with the UK Government in Geneva in July, which led to committee members questioning the UK Government representatives on pregnancy at work.  This followed on from our contribution to the Shadow Report to CEDAW. It is time that the Government accepted that maternity rights at work are human rights, and intervened to protect them.”
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