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Filomena Kaguako: New Zealand is not the first country to introduce paid miscarriage leave, so why the huge reaction?


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by Filomena Kaguako
12th Apr 2021

Read time: 7 mins

While the world has been singing the praises of New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Arden for supposedly forging a path in women’s health care with a legislation that is expected to be put into law in a the coming weeks, the recognition for other countries that have had similar measures already put in place has gone unnoticed.

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India grants 6 weeks of fully paid leave for people who experience miscarriage, in the Philippines you are entitled to 60 days of fully paid leave. So why, asks Filomena Kaguako, are we so focused on New Zealand's introduction of three days of paid leave?

In the last few weeks, New Zealand has been saturating the headlines for being ‘one of the firsts’ to approve legislation that would give couples who suffer a miscarriage or stillbirth three days of paid leave. The measure has named the South Pacific island as pioneers for change in the area of maternity benefits and has caused a global debate about whether or not other countries should follow suit. While the world has been singing...

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