Mothers-to-be rejoice! RAK provides three months of fully paid leave

Mothers-to-be rejoice! RAK provides three months of fully paid leave

Ras Al Khaimah - The move follows the directives of the UAE Gender Balance Council to strengthen the balance index between the sexes in government agencies.



By Wam

Published: Thu 24 Nov 2016, 6:41 PM

The Ras Al Khaimah government has decided to amend the maternity leave for working women, enabling them to take three months of fully paid leave.
The move follows the directives of the UAE Gender Balance Council to strengthen the balance index between the sexes in government agencies. The council was launched by His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to develop policies that support working women to contribute dynamically in community service.
Dr. Mohammed Abdul Latif, Secretary-General of the Executive Council of Ras Al Khaimah, said that the government here appreciates the role of women in development and their outstanding participation in public work.
"We appreciate the leadership's keenness on improving the status of women to overcome all the challenges that inhibit their active contribution to public life and career. This reflects positively on progress of the community," he said.
The Ras Al Khaimah government took an initiative in 2015 to extend the period of breast-feeding to a full year in order to enable women to play their role as mothers and strike a balance between work and family.


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