Office workers go out for lunch in the streets of Central. Photo: Edward Wong

Why not period leave for women? Hong Kong should consider women’s needs to keep them at work

Paul Yip says an empathetic workplace is a productive one, and there’s no reason why Hong Kong can’t take its cue from a British company’s proposed leave for menstruating women, among other family-friendly measures

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Office workers go out for lunch in the streets of Central. Photo: Edward Wong
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Paul Yip

Paul Yip

Paul Yip is the founding director of the Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention at the University of Hong Kong, and a professor at the university's Department of Social Work and Social Administration. His interests include suicide prevention, population health and poverty research. He serves as the secretary general of the Asian Population Association and the research chair of the Family Planning Association of Hong Kong. He was a part-time member of the Central Policy Unit and a member of the Hong Kong government's Steering Committee on Population Policy.