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Shiv Sena demands women in govt, semi-govt organisations get 'menstrual leave'

Mumbai: Senior Shiv Sena corporator Sheetal Mhatre demanded that women working in government, semi-government and private organisations be allowed to avail "menstrual leave" once in a month.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

"I have moved a notice of motion suggesting that such an initiative be discussed and passed by the house (BMC) that gives women the first day of their monthly cycles off. The objective is to make the workplace more women-friendly and help them in those problematic days," Mhatre told PTI.

She claimed that seven countries, including China, have sanctioned this leave. It is a matter of pleasure that few Indian firms have also started providing menstrual leave, added the corporator.

"We all need to eliminate the taboo surrounding menstruation," she said.

The Sena corporator hoped that the notice of motion would be unanimously passed in the Mumbai civic body, which is controlled by her party.

Updated Date: Jul 12, 2017 22:55 PM

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