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Updating the Resource Centre Digital Platform

The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre is at a critical point in its development. Our digital platform is home to a wealth of information on business and human rights, but hasn’t had a visual refresh for a number of years.

We will soon be updating the site to improve its usability and better serve the thousands of people that use our site to support their work.

Please take an advance peek at our new look, and let us know what you think!

Thank you,
Alex Guy, Digital Officer

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International standards

Issues > Pregnancy discrimination > International standards

The right not to be discriminated against due to pregnancy is protected in the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women article 12.2 (a) and in ILO convention 183 on Maternity Protection articles 8 and 9.  The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights article 10 states that special protection should be accorded to mothers during a reasonable time before child birth, and articles 2.2 and 3 prohibit gender discrimination.  Gender discrimination is also prohibited in article 3 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and other international standards.