- Maneka GandhiMinistry of Woman and Child Development
- Prakash JavadekarMinistry of Human Resource Development
First Day Of Period (FOP) Leave Policy
Everyone knows that men and women are biologically different. However, the real progress of the human civilisation can only occur when we understand and honour these differences.
Why should menstruation, for instance, an integral biological process that a woman goes through in her lifetime, be kept hidden?
It's no secret that period cramps are the worst, but over the years women have had to show up at work and mask their pain with silly excuses.
Recognizing this pain and the taboo around it, Culture Machine Media Pvt. Ltd. has initiated a leave policy, called First Day of Period (FOP) Leave, as a part of which women can take a leave on the first day of their period, which is when the pain is usually the worst.
We, the women at Culture Machine's Blush, have the privilege, if we may call it that, to apply for a leave on the day when the discomfort is unmanageable, no questions asked.
Now, we want the rest of the women in India to have the same right to choose.
We want them to be able to avail, if they require, an FOP Leave because there is no need to justify that horrendous period pain.
For this to happen, we implore the women and men to sign this petition so that we can take this message to the Ministry of Women and Child Development and also to the Ministry of Human Resource Development.
We want an FOP Leave to be made available for women all over India, in whichever sector it may be applicable to.
- Ministry of Woman and Child Development
- Ministry of Human Resource Development
Period Leave Policy as an HR practice
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