Women in Liaoning province in northern China are to be offered one or two days off a month for severe period cramps under a new law designed to improve women’s rights in the workplace. Photo: Shutterstock
Women in Liaoning province in northern China are to be offered one or two days off a month for severe period cramps under a new law designed to improve women’s rights in the workplace. Photo: Shutterstock

Chinese province grants women two days’ paid ‘period leave’ a month, but some fear it will lead to workplace discrimination

  • Liaoning province in China will grant women one or two days ‘period leave’ each month – but many fear a backlash
  • Companies will be required to offer the time off to women with medical proof of severe menstrual cramps

Women in Liaoning province in northern China are to be offered one or two days off a month for severe period cramps under a new law designed to improve women’s rights in the workplace. Photo: Shutterstock
Women in Liaoning province in northern China are to be offered one or two days off a month for severe period cramps under a new law designed to improve women’s rights in the workplace. Photo: Shutterstock
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