Female mineworker Alla Latner

In December 2017 Ukraine abolished the list of professions prohibited for women, but the prohibition of underground work for them is still in force. The example of Alla Latner shows very convincingly that women worked and continue to work underground in hazardous and harmful conditions.

Protecting these women’s right to motherhood, to having additional leave and other support measures, is impossible without the abolition of the discriminatory prohibition on underground work for them. In fact, the miners are often “invisible” (and “in accordance with the law” women should not work underground at all)? that is why employers so easily dismiss the legal requirements to improve working conditions in mines.

Video for #AllJobs4AllWomen campaign