Menstrual leave - What’s the fuss?

Workwise with Naukri

Apr 8 2024 • 24 mins

Smriti Irani, the Union Minister for Women and Child Development in one of the Rajya Sabha sessions said that menstruation is a natural part of a woman's life and should not be considered a handicap hence specific policies for granting paid leave may not be necessary.
This sparked a big discussion.
Supporters, including Kangana Ranaut, agreed, suggesting such leave might not be essential. Conversely, critics like K. Kavitha from BRS condemned the remarks as ignorant.
In this episode of Workwise, we covered this discussion with  Kalpana Sachdeva and Souniya Khurana. Kalpana is the Regional HR Director for Asia at Unique Logistics International and Souniya is the Co-founder & CEO of an award-winning new-age media and creative content company WYN Studio.