Analysis of Menstrual Benefit Bill, 2017 and Applicability of a Menstrual Benefit Policy in India

  • Swarnava Hati
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  • Swarnava Hati

    Student at Xavier Law School, St. Xavier's University, Kolkata, India

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According to statistics, it has been observed that during menstrual periods, the number of absentees increase in schools and girls are unable to manage their performance as well. In the case of workplace we find similar circumstances wherein there is an imbalance in the quality of work by women. Poor access to menstrual hygiene and resources are still very important issues at hand which calls for equality of status in workplace. Adverse conditions and extreme activity situations also play a very detrimental role for women in workplace. Striking feature is that still in India issues related to menstruation are a taboo which further worsens the situation. The society as it stands today is surely not well balanced and there are a lot of gender gaps. One of the most important issue which covers a lot of people is whether a policy of menstrual benefits for women would strike the balance in society. Assuming the worse situation where gender gap widens to the extreme situation, it is an imminent issue for India to rediscover the untouched, analyse the divergences that are a result of it and correct the inequalities through a plan of action for a better future ahead.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 3, Page 3194 - 3200


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