This Spotlight on Public Policy provides an overview of policies implemented in G7 and European Union countries to benefit new parents and families. It urges all governments to ratify and implement international labour standards, and call on companies within their legislation to implement the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs). It illustrates that investing in family-friendly policies, such as parental, maternity and paternity leave, benefits employers, employees and society alike. It specifically aims to support governments in prioritizing, establishing, and implementing family-friendly policies to ensure that all people are treated fairly at work (Principle 2).
Publisher : UN Women | 2021