Women rights is a topic which is still being debated about around the globe. While there might be some who might contest that the ‘ground reality’ is the same for women around the world, there are countries that are doing exceptionally well for the rights of women.
These countries are shining examples in providing women equal rights and benefits that offer them quality of life.
During last year’s elections, Kansas had the first Native American women elected to the United States legislature, New Mexico had another. Congress got two Muslim women serving for the first time ever. Massachusetts saw its first black woman to represent the House as well.
Fathers can take between zero and 10 weeks depending on their wives’ income. Together, parents can receive an additional 46 weeks’ leave at full pay or 56 weeks at 80% of their income.
New Zealand was a self-governing colony during this time in 1893.
The government provides benefits to new mothers with part or all of the cost covered by insurance for the nurse.
This law requires employers with 25 workers or more to prove that they pay men and women equally for equal work.
If the annual household income is below 470,400 Danish kroner (approximately £54,000), then the families get further deduction, and if the earnings are below 151,501 Danish kroner a year (£17,000), it’s completely free.
Spain’s prime minister, Pedro Sánchez, had done his best to rectify the imbalance between men and women in the cabinet and had overtaken Sweden and France.
The prize is given to a person or an organization that has had a significant impact in advancing gender equality across the world.
All countries can take a leaf out of their achievements in granting equality and access to benefits.