Maternity Protection Convention (Revised), 1952

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Maternity Protection Convention (Revised), 1952
ILO Convention
Date of adoption June 28, 1952
Date in force September 7, 1955
Classification Maternity Benefit
Maternity leave
Maternity Protection
Subject Maternity Protection
Previous Social Security (Minimum Standards) Convention, 1952
Next Abolition of Penal Sanctions (Indigenous Workers) Convention, 1955 (shelved)

Maternity Protection Convention (Revised), 1952 is an International Labour Organization Convention.

It was established in 1952, with the preamble stating:

Having decided upon the adoption of certain proposals with regard to maternity protection,...


The convention revised Convention C3 on definition of women and was subsequently revised in 2000 by Convention C183 on minimum condition of maternity leave (from 12 weeks to 14 weeks) and women's rights.


As of 2013, the convention had been ratified by 41 states. Subsequently, the treaty has been denounced by 17 of the ratifying states, some automatically due to ratification of conventions that trigger automatic denunciation of the 1952 treaty.

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