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Alex Carter


We live in a world where talking about menstruation is considered taboo. Girls are taught to keep their periods hidden from the outside world and unfortunately men and society fail to recognise the excruciating pain. However, with the advent of social media, a lot of women, media organisations, individual blogs began addressing the issue and that led to the acceptance of talking about menstruation and difficulties associated with it. Thanks to broader discussion and acceptance of the issue, two Indian organisations have decided to give paid leaves to their female employees. However, India is not the first country to consider period leave for female staff. In fact, in many countries like Japan, South Korea and Italy menstrual leave is part of women employees’ leave policy. Now in India many companies are following the footsteps of these countries and allowing female employees to take a day or two days leave during menstruation:

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