Radio personality and compere, AJ sarpong has re-ignited the debate on the duration of maternity leave in Ghana. AJ has challenged Ghana’s Labour Act which allows female workers 12 weeks (84 days) of maternity leave with full pay, saying the duration is not enough. The Citi FM/Citi TV host who spoke to Ameyaw TV on the red carpet of the 2019 Glitz Africa SHE Summit over the weekend, noted the struggles with which working mothers who rush back to work after just three months of childbirth endure when they can work from the comfort of their homes when given more […]
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It was Astrid Tuminez’s second day on the job as president of Utah Valley University when an employee brought up the institution’s maternity leave policy. Tuminez, who officially took the helm as UVU president in September, was finishing up virtually interacting with employees with a question and answer session when the topic came up. A handful of months later, a new maternity leave policy granting six weeks of paid leave to eligible employees became a reality. “I think it is the right thing to do as an appreciation of what our women bring to the table,” Tuminez said. It’s an […]
“Before I had my son Luca, I had a positive pregnancy test. I sent it to my husband, and we were both excited. But then I got my period. It was heavy and painful and not when it was due. I was so confused because I thought it just meant I was wrong. I told no one. I still to this day, till this moment, haven’t mentioned it to anyone because I was still confused. So, this is me being open about it. Today is miscarriage and infant awareness day, and I think it’s important to remember. For the mothers who […]
The British monarchy isn’t exactly known as a beacon of modernity, but in at least one respect the venerable institution is leading the way into 21st century life. Prince Harry, who is expecting his first baby with his wife Meghan Markle in the coming weeks, just announced he’ll be asking the queen for two weeks paternity leave. That’s joyful news for the young family, of course. Studies show dads who take time off to spend time with their newborns end up being more involved fathers with happier, less stressed partners and smarter, healthier kids. But the benefits of paternity leave […]
IRELAND is not affected by a major pregnancy test recall – as women in the UK are being urged to double check the results of at-home pregnancy tests over fears they gave the wrong results, experts said today. Some 58,000 faulty Clear and Simple digital pregnancy tests are being recalled in the UK after a number of the at-home testing kits provided false positive results. Clear and Simple digital pregnancy tests are being recalled after a number of the at-home testing kits provided false positive results Ireland is not affected by this recall, according to the manufacturer, but it is […]
Entrepreneur is synonymous with disruptor, risk-taker and outlier. But entrepreneurship is more than a handful of dynamic personality traits. It is the defining theme of economic growth in the past 20 years and by many estimates, entrepreneurship will further define the next generations as they shape and reshape our economy. Just as entrepreneurship has become essential to what it means to work and succeed, so has it become what many women mean by work and success. In the past two decades, the number of female-owned businesses has more than doubled. So why are so many women striking out on their […]
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Image Source: IKEA If you’ve ever bought a desk or a bed frame from IKEA, you know you’re in for a night of swearing and sweating when it’s time to assemble that baby. But you suffer through, because their furniture is funky, fresh, and fun. However, it looks like IKEA has finally decided they’re sick of being known as the company whose furniture everyone loves to hate putting together. So instead, they’re changing the conversation … in the weirdest way possible. The Swedish brand is promoting their new Sundvik crib with an ad that asks women to PEE on it. […]
Throughout your pregnancy you’ll want to prepare for when the baby is born, including how long you should take off of work for maternity leave. It’s well known that the U.S. doesn’t have the most enjoyable benefits for new mothers. In fact, the U.S. offers new moms no paid time off and around just 12 weeks of protected leave. Compare those numbers to countries such as Estonia that offer 108 weeks of paid leave and 180 weeks of protected leave, giving moms plenty of time off to bond with their children and adjust to motherhood. This often leaves it up to the father return […]