MMM has brought together a group of mothers with babies and pregnant women in the European Parliament as part of our campaign to encourage a review of the Maternity Leave Directive.
The mothers were warmly welcomed by Maria Arena, MEP (S & D, Belgium), who spoke with them about the ongoing work to improve the health and safety of mothers at work. Following this meeting, we walked with our pushchairs and rounded bellies through the Parliament and drew the attention of passers-by, to join a meeting of the Women’s Committee where we were also applauded.
A resolution was successfully adopted, calling on the Commission to prepare a legislative initiative to revise the directive on maternity leave; a revision to be carried out immediately under the Luxembourg Presidency of the Council, with a view to improving the health and safety of mothers and meeting demographic challenges while reducing inequalities between men and women.
UN New York, HLPF - Invitation to a virtual side-event to the 2020 High-Level Political Forum on 16 July
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