Demand for paid Menstrual leave and Gender Equality

GS1/GS2 Paper  Syllabus: Indian Society/ Health    Source: TH  Context: The demand for paid menstrual leave, while aiming to address period-related challenges, could inadvertently hinder gender equality efforts.   What is Menstrual Leave? Menstrual leave is a workplace policy that allows employees to take paid time off during their menstrual cycle to manage period-related symptoms …

Kerala announces menstrual leave: Time to talk period

GS Paper 1 Syllabus: Indian Society/ Women issues   Source: Indian Express   Context: Kerala government announced that it will grant menstrual leave for female students in all state universities under the Department of Higher Education as part of the government’s “commitment to realise a gender-just society” In accordance with the decision, a girl of …