‘This is not an embarrassment. This is part of life’ – Ang Kwan

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A company from India is offering women the opportunity to take the first day of their periods off.

It is considered a ground-breaking step in India, as Culture Machine, a Mumbai-based company has decided to implement its  first day of period leave policy for all female employees.

Culture Machine has 75 female employees and said it wanted to be more women-friendly moving forward.

“First day is obviously a not-so-comfortable day for most. It’s time we face the reality. This is not an embarrassment. This is part of life,” Devleena S Majumder, president of the company’s human resources, said in a Facebook video.

Along with their company policy, the company plans to send petition to the Minister of Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi and the Minister of Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar, to appeal for a similar leave policy to be implemented across companies in India.

A number of other countries already have a menstrual leave policies in place including Japan and China.

Earlier this year, Italy was the first European country to consider a paid menstrual leave for women.

Article originally posted: July 14, 2017, 1:29 pm (UTC-0). Last update: July 14, 2017 at 1:29 pm (UTC-0).

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