Stella Dimoko Korkus.com: Govt Declares Holiday For Women During Menstruation

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Thursday, 5 January 2017

Govt Declares Holiday For Women During Menstruation

Zambia has made a provision in the country’s labour law that allows female workers to take off one day a month known as Mother’s Day during their menstruation period, even though it applies to all women, whether or not they have children.


The legal definition is not precise – women can take the day when they want and do not have to provide any medical justification, leading some to question the provision.

“I think it’s a good law because women go through a lot when they are on their menses [periods],” says Ndekela Mazimba, who works in public relations in an interview with BBC.

Ms Mazimba is neither married nor does she have children but she takes her Mother’s Day every month because of her grueling period pains.

“You might find that on the first day of your menses, you’ll have stomach cramps – really bad stomach cramps. You can take whatever painkillers but end up in bed the whole day.

“And sometimes, you find that someone is irritable before her menses start, but as they progress, it gets better. So, in my case, it’s just the first day to help when the symptoms are really bad.”

Women in Zambia do not need to make prior arrangements to be absent from work, but can simply call in on the day to say they are taking Mother’s Day.

An employer who denies female employees this entitlement can be prosecuted.

from dailytrust.


*Nice move...I know some people who go almost crazy when its that time of the month..I become really bitchy when its time and hang up on a lot of calls..just noticed that though..lol



60 comments:

Miss Ferragamo said...

Nice one,Buhari take note

EESAH (ORDINARY ME) said...

Who's talking about gender equality again? What freaking gender equality? Abeg Abeg

😭 😭

Oluyomi Odukoya said...

Honestly, God should have given us something else instead of menstruation. I dread the days ahead when its time. I become moody, irritable and generally unhappy. To think I am already feeling the signs and I wonder how I would cope with 2 things at the same time. A woman's life is way too complicated

Oluyomi Odukoya said...

Honestly, God should have given us something else instead of menstruation. I dread the days ahead when its time. I become moody, irritable and generally unhappy. To think I am already feeling the signs and I wonder how I would cope with 2 things at the same time. A woman's life is way too complicated

Anonymous said...

I need this seriously cause my menstrual cramps is on another level, everything irritates me even when someone talks. I don't even eat sef, I sleep on my stomach all day.

Anonymous said...

Thank God for my life.i have no pains whatsoever..d only sign is my nipples starts to get harder as the day approaches

Priceless Jewel said...

Great news! When will Nigeria get to this level...


... Jesus is my worth!

LEE70 said...

I agree with you stella PMS can make a woman turn into a beast. Also cramps during menstrual, omg is hell. Very nice of the government

peace maker said...

Misplaced priorities. Africans and backwardness.Poorest continent

Shennel Hyacinth said...

Interesting ☺️

Oyinlola said...

Well deserved holiday. I wish the Federal government can pass this into lawπŸ˜™

Oyinlola said...

Well deserved holiday. I wish the Federal government can pass this into lawπŸ˜™

Suoebi(Niger delta finest) said...

Yes..that's a nice move...I which it could happen in naija

Suoebi(Niger delta finest) said...

Wish*

ukwu dimond said...

I wish Nigeria will include us into this kind of something, I love it cos d kind of pains one go through during monthly period is not here. My new year was so bad cos I was flowing, could not eat or sleep was so useless from 31st to 2. Hhhhhhmmm when is time I always wish it can be carried over to the next month.

Isaacson said...

Nice one by the Zambian government...nigeria should try and emulate lol some men go protest or even call in mothers day

MUVA said...

Nice move

shola akorede said...

Nice one I wish we practice it too here in Nigeria

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becky naka said...

That's a good one, Nigeria since we like copy copy please copy this one.

Teddy said...

I wish

Nelly Udoh said...

I tend not to be bright during this period of the month and I talk very little and so uncomfortable. Except felvin takes over

Uniq Gem said...

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CrazyHornyWife said...

I wish d law was world wide!!! Since yesterday menstrual cramp no gree me do anything,so so analgesic I have been swallowing so it does escalate to going to d doctor to get opoids or ER to get shots!!!
Times like this I just wish I was preggie😊😊

The Boss Lady said...

I love and support. I wish WE could emmulate too. For some people, their cramps on the first day is out of this world, so it wont be bad

deola said...

Urrgghhh MENSTRAL CRAMPS!! Dat *sh** is bloody oooo...veri painful smetin.. The thought of it alone scares me... Dey shuld apply such policy in nigeria na..

Becky fluffy said...

Ok nice. Definitely alot will abuse the privilege

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I have mood swings alot
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Cyddie said...

Can't they do this in Nigeria?

Candy YumYum (MIND SO MILITARY) said...

Nigerian Govt. take note!

Chilaka Christian said...

should I say nice move?

Beloved said...

How to alleviate/reduce/ relieve menstrual cramps
** try to distract yourself maybe by reading sdk, watching telemundo, etc
*Improve Your Diet to Alleviate Period Cramps...consume less fat and eat more of veggies
*Pop a Safe Painkiller. ...like ibuprofen
*Drink Teas to Calm Menstrual Cramps ...like chamomile tea, raspberry, ginger tea and other herbal teas
& cut down your coffee or caffeine intake
*avoid alcoholic drinks this period
*Take vitaminD and Vitamin B1
*Take calcium and magnesium supplements throughout the month, as these nutrients work in concert to aid muscle relaxation
*Massage your lower tummy With Essential Oils for Pain Relief. ...
*Curl Up With a Heating Pad to Ease Period Cramps. ...A heating pad or hot water bottle is a simple, tried and true way to reduce muscle spasms.
Even drinking hot water helps too
** Boost Endorphins Your Way.
**Exercise releases endorphins, which are natural pain relievers. Endorphins also help counteract the prostaglandins in your body that cause contractions and pain. Because of this, physical activity may help relieve cramps.

**Also, keep in mind that excessively painful menstruation can be a sign of a more serious underlying medical issue, such as endometriosis, a uterine infection, or a problem with the uterine anatomy. Don’t forget to consult your primary care provider to make sure these possibilities are addressed, especially if you just can’t seem to get your pain under control.
@ Crazyhornywife orgasms do help with cramps because of endomorphins released just like an exercise .
It is well ...e-hugs
One love ♡ ♥ ♡

Amysweet said...

Lol.. we need this in Nigeria

CrazyHornyWife said...

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zizi said...

Nigeria government take note. Nigeria women need this

Anonymous said...

Abi ooo..

Anonymous said...

It's a different world for me when it's time for my monthly.. is that bad that I fall sick, vomit, serious pains all over my Tommy, most times I get confused on how best to even lay down.. God help us especially me..

Anonymous said...

It's a different world for me when it's time for my monthly.. is that bad that I fall sick, vomit, serious pains all over my Tommy, most times I get confused on how best to even lay down.. God help us especially me..

charitybino said...

Me don't have menstrual pain.

Ayisire Juliet said...

Oluyomi long time happy new year

Esther Mgbolu said...

And here comments the king of fish brains

no time for ass licking. said...

Shut up eesa abi esau, wicked bitch

Esther Mgbolu said...

Cool...we need it in naija but some people will abuse it,is it not naija again especially those working in the ministry

Esther Mgbolu said...
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AdeEsther (Do you work and live in Abuja, Lagos, ph $ ibadan? do you need a quick loan upto 2.5m without collateral?call/whatsapp 07037873466 said...

Funny....buhari they said you should take note.hahaha

SWAG LAFRESH said...

I Don't deserve this holiday. The only thing that happens to me during my period is loss of appetite.

Gurlnextdoor said...

Wow! This is such a great move for Zambia and also a plus for us who advocate for effective menstrual hygiene management. Zambian and Uganda have been on top of their game at #BreakingBarriers around menstruation thereby making #Menstruationmatters important. I hope our government emulate this policy.

Sunkanmi Shogbesan said...

Gender gbagaun

Sunkanmi Shogbesan said...

Apparently nature dint create us equally

Elastic said...

There should be father's day too...When men are super horny just like I am today. πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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Chinny Baby said...

Hahaha... Esther you just cracked me oooo

Chinny Baby said...

Nigeria government should pls emulate this.

Single Mom said...

Some women menstrate two tomes a month, so that means holiday all the way

Eka Joy said...

I dunno what happened to my painful menses but I'm glad it's gone. I used to have unbearable two days during my period that used to last about 5-6 days. Now it lasts just 3-4 days and it's very very manageable compared to how it used to be. I'm not complaining Sha. Maybe it had to do with me switching from pads to tampons. I dunno the correlation but it was around that time it changed

Anonymous said...

Such a coincidence. Today is my day 1. I'm in so much pain that I'm taking the day off from work. Nigeria when we gonna get here?

Anonymous said...

I doubt it the tampons.Could be changes in hormones.It happened to me.Mine changed from 5days to 3days n doesn't hurt.i just get serious mood swings and breasts heaviness during that period.And it's as regular as fuck.

AGELESS T said...

Something else? You got me cracking... lol

Valentine Onochie said...

Lol, drink plenty of honey and be fine, get well soon

Anonymous said...

Before now I take brustan till the end of my period,but for a while now its just the first day I take the pain relief and I will b free till the end.think its hormone change and I am ok with it.

Toyin Balogun said...

it can be so bad. I remember when i was in school having a class. I was seated in front seat and I was twisting and turning on my seat. The male teacher kept asking if i was alright..Another time, I was all over the bed, twisting all over the bed like someone in labor, went to the toilet and hoping it was diarhea so i can pass feaces out and feel relieve. For where? I remember even telling God to take my life bcos of the pain (God forbid o!) It can be really horrible.. I couldnt even eat Mr biggs my mum got for me. It was when I took buscopan that I calmed down small. Afterwards my mum said i had to eat as I have taken drugs, I was even scared to eat so i dont trigger it again. Mentrual pain ehn. Another time, I spent hours googling how to reduce menstrual pain after taking the drug and i was still feeling the pain.. Now adays, I dont feel as much pain like i used to anyways. I think diet helps with MP.

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