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The 'Women In Labour' Podcast: Twitter India's Mahima Kaul on maternity leave, work after pregnancy
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The 'Women In Labour' Podcast: Twitter India's Mahima Kaul on maternity leave, work after pregnancy

In this episode of Women In Labour, Twitter India's Mahima Kaul discusses what questions to-be moms should be asking about maternity leave, and how to take on leadership roles post-pregnancy.

Madras High Court rules working women giving birth to child after twins in first delivery not entitled to maternity benefits
India

Madras High Court rules working women giving birth to child after twins in first delivery not entitled to maternity benefits

The Madras High Court has ruled that if a working woman gives birth to a child in the second delivery after twins in the first, she is not entitled to maternity benefits as it should be treated as the third child.

Kerala becomes first state to introduce maternity benefits for employees, teachers in unaided private educational institutions
India

Kerala becomes first state to introduce maternity benefits for employees, teachers in unaided private educational institutions

In a first in the country, Kerala is all set to bring thousands of employees, including teachers, of unaided private educational institutions under the ambit of the Maternity Benefit Act

Uttar Pradesh women IAS officers displeased with 'regressive' amended child care leave policy, say it goes against equality
India

Uttar Pradesh women IAS officers displeased with 'regressive' amended child care leave policy, say it goes against equality

The new rules, applicable throughout the country, came into effect through a notification on 11 December, 2018.

Bipin Rawat lists maternity leave, responsibilities towards children as reasons why army isn't ready for women in combat roles
India

Bipin Rawat lists maternity leave, responsibilities towards children as reasons why army isn't ready for women in combat roles

Rawat said, "Do I put a restriction on her to say that in that command tenure, you will not be given maternity leave? If I say that, there will be a ruckus created."

Financial challenges, social barriers make breastfeeding tough for women engaged in India’s informal economy
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Financial challenges, social barriers make breastfeeding tough for women engaged in India’s informal economy

When bringing a child to work is not an option, mothers have to make alternative arrangements to balance work and care.

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern resumes duties after six weeks of maternity leave
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New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern resumes duties after six weeks of maternity leave

New Zealand Prime Minister and new mum Jacinda Ardern, only the second world leader to give birth while in office, resumed her duties after maternity leave.

Parliament clears key laws promising Rs 20-lakh tax free gratuity, more than 12 days maternity leave
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Parliament clears key laws promising Rs 20-lakh tax free gratuity, more than 12 days maternity leave

The amendment to the payment of gratuity law comes in the backdrop of Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017 enhancing the maximum maternity leave period to 26 weeks.

Women employees of govt having child through surrogacy to get maternity leave
India

Women employees of govt having child through surrogacy to get maternity leave

Women employees of the central government who have a child through surrogacy will be entitled to maternity leave, according to an official order of the personnel ministry.

Bill proposing Rs 20 lakh tax-free gratuity likely to be passed in Budget Session
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Bill proposing Rs 20 lakh tax-free gratuity likely to be passed in Budget Session

Payment of Gratuity Amendment Bill 2017 is likely to be passed in the forthcoming Budget session, which will make formal sector workers eligible for tax-free Rs 20 lakh gratuity

Madras High Court judge's absurd extempore on breastfeeding ignores what is best for the mother
India

Madras High Court judge's absurd extempore on breastfeeding ignores what is best for the mother

The American obsession with ‘breast is best’ has firmly come to our shores. However, the emphasis on breastfeeding ignores what may be best for the mother.

Madras HC emphasises maternity benefits, poses 15 questions to Centre, Tamil Nadu govt over rights of new mothers
India

Madras HC emphasises maternity benefits, poses 15 questions to Centre, Tamil Nadu govt over rights of new mothers

Madras HC posed 15 questions to the government on a petition related to maternity leave, observing that the mother required "nurturing care, affection".

Women and the workplace: Is the new maternity bill an opportunity for us to reset company cultures?
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Women and the workplace: Is the new maternity bill an opportunity for us to reset company cultures?

Whilst the new maternity bill is a victory for women in terms of our own bodies and needs, for those who know the way corporate India works with regard to maternity leave — there is much apprehension.

How India's new maternity benefits compare with global standard? Check out this table
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How India's new maternity benefits compare with global standard? Check out this table

UK and Australia offer one of the longest paid maternity benefit in the world, which stands at 52 weeks.

Maternity Benefit Amendment Bill passed by Lok Sabha increases mandatory paid leave to 26 weeks
India

Maternity Benefit Amendment Bill passed by Lok Sabha increases mandatory paid leave to 26 weeks

The Lok Sabha on Thursday passed a bill to increase maternity leave to 26 weeks from 12 weeks at present.

Winter Session is coming: Demonetisation apart, what else to expect from Parliament
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Winter Session is coming: Demonetisation apart, what else to expect from Parliament

Here's what to expect from the Winter Session of the Parliament, apart from heated debates on demonetisation.

Ivanka Trump slams Hillary Clinton, says she should have done more for families
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Ivanka Trump slams Hillary Clinton, says she should have done more for families

Ivanka Trump, a businesswoman and 34-year-old mother of three, joined her father in the battleground state of Pennsylvania on Tuesday night to unveil his proposals, which include tax deductions for child and elderly care expenses, regulatory reforms and incentives for employers to offer workplace child care.

Trump's childcare plan 'guarantees' new mothers six weeks of paid maternity leave
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Trump's childcare plan 'guarantees' new mothers six weeks of paid maternity leave

Donald Trump has rolled out a plan aimed at making child care more affordable, guaranteeing new mothers six weeks of paid maternity leave and suggesting new incentives for employees to provide their workers childcare.

Maneka Gandhi's stance on paternity leave is more injurious to women than men
India

Maneka Gandhi's stance on paternity leave is more injurious to women than men

In denying men their paternity leave and increasing the maternity leave, Maneka Gandhi might also be damaging women workforce's career prospects, especially in the private sector.