Italy becomes the first European country to allow paid period leave
My Times Today.MPs in the country are currently debating legislation which would see ladies who suffer from dysmenorrhea, a condition that makes periods extremely painful, free to have three days of paid leave every monthThe progressive bill is proving quite controversial in the country, which has a long history of ingrained sexism and societal misogyny. And yet, it appears the times may be changing the Italian edition of Marie Clarie presents the notion as “a standard-bearer of progress and social sustainability.
Not all women will be able to have time off, however. Female workers must present a medical certificate attesting to dysmenorrhea to their employers and the paper must be renewed each year for it to be valid.