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Japanese female workers fight 'Maternity Harassment'

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says increasing the number of women in the workplace is key to kick-starting economic growth. Yet 60% of Japanese women quit their jobs when they have their first child. Some do so happily, but one in five say they experience some form of harassment after they become pregnant or give birth, or are pressured to resign. A phenomenon known in Japanese as "matahara" - a combination of the English words maternity and harassment. Our team went to find out more.


A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett

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