A man walks past a school wall painting about female menstruation in Guwahati, India. Photo: AFPA man walks past a school wall painting about female menstruation in Guwahati, India. Photo: AFP
A man walks past a school wall painting about female menstruation in Guwahati, India. Photo: AFP

Period leave: will it end India’s taboo or will employers object?

  • In India, firms that offer menstrual leave say it supports women to perform their best and builds a more inclusive work culture
  • But critics say such a policy may worsen the gender gap by pushing companies to hold off on hiring women, especially in senior roles

Topic |   India
A man walks past a school wall painting about female menstruation in Guwahati, India. Photo: AFPA man walks past a school wall painting about female menstruation in Guwahati, India. Photo: AFP
A man walks past a school wall painting about female menstruation in Guwahati, India. Photo: AFP
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