March 21 is Mothers day! the Beginning of Spring and the blossoming of flowers… In Lebanon, expecting mothers are waiting for the General Assembly of the Lebanese Parliament … The Members of Parliament, those who were Elected by the people, the mothers, and the dads need to VOTE ASAP the amendment of the Maternity leave Period.
Knowing that the International Labor Organisation had in 1952 called in the Maternity Protection Convention called for a minimum of 12 weeks leave and recommended for a 14 weeks leave.
Lebanese women associations conceded 2 weeks for the amendment to pass.
we are still waiting for the ELECTED parliamentarians to do their duty and Go to the General Assembly in the House of People to VOTE for such an amendment!!