Maternity Protection: A Study Conducted at Pittards PLC Addis Ababa Ethiopia

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


Maternity protection is a human right given to working mothers. However, a significant number of mothers die from childbirth and their deaths could have been prevented by adequate social protection policies. The implementation of the maternity leave rights are also quite contentious across the globe and vary greatly. Ethiopia is among the developing countries and is struggling to attract foreign investment and change its sector from agriculture to industrial led development. In this process the country is building several industrial zones. Women are thus employed in numbers in this sector. Research in the past indicate that the protection of basic rights of workers are violated in private sectors. This research thus explores the gap in the protection of maternity leave rights of working women in the private manufacturing sector.