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"How are women around the world finding their own voice.... between ingrained traditions and pop culture stereotypes"
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For Women in Japan, Maternity Harassment Is the Mother of All Problems

For Women in Japan, Maternity Harassment Is the Mother of All Problems | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

Despite legislation declaring the practice illegal, one in five Japanese women still risk bullying, demotion, and even being fired when they tell their bosses they're pregnant.

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How The Zero Weeks Of Paid Maternity Leave In The U.S. Compare Globally

How The Zero Weeks Of Paid Maternity Leave In The U.S. Compare Globally | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

Out of 178 nations, the U.S. is one of three that does not offer paid maternity leave benefits, let alone paid leave for fathers, which more than 50 of these nations offer. Here’s how the U.S. stacks up to 14 other countries.

In comparison, Canada and Norway offer generous benefits that can be shared between the father and mother, France offers about four months, and even Mexico and Pakistan are among the nations offer 12 weeks paid leave for mothers.

(thanks to @hjarche's twitter stream) Go Canada, Norway and France!


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Free childcare would raise millions in tax on working mums, says thinktank

Free childcare would raise millions in tax on working mums, says thinktank | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
The revenue generated by working mothers would far outstrip the cost of free nursery places for all, says IPPR...
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