Women’s health: A Real Concern on World Population Day
The Social Media today is all set on fire with the concerns like family planning, child birth, women’s health on the World Population day!
But what remains unanswered is that are our women really safe?
Undoubtedly, we have seen progress from 90’s till date, surely the mortality rate has dropped by 44% according to World Health Organization, but across the globe, every day we still have 830 women die from the preventable cause during pregnancy and child birth.
While there’s always two sides of the coin, if we see this dark side, we also can’t miss to see the bright see that keeps us motivated and gives us hope for a brighter future.
Different Governments are taking different steps to control child birth in order to prevent over population, but there are some countries that take real initiatives in helping the family undergo a safe and healthy child birth.They make other nations across the globe understand that its the government’s duty to take care of its countrymen.
A few of the them are as follows-
Strict laws in this small nation ensure that women are never deprived of equal rights. The government demands all the companies working there to show their accountability measures for equal pay. Isn’t this something you wish your government also implements at the earliest? Well, there’s more to it. Women in Iceland are bolder than any place, if denied equal pay, they walk off the job. Also, they run half the parliament. Does this not make you pack your bags and shift to Iceland right away?
The country which provides the longest period of paid leaves, to both men and women. The government here provides a paid leave of 3 years to both the parents, which is fully paid for 435days and partially paid for the rest of the time.
Many European countries have extended leaves(paid and unpaid). In Bulgaria, the government also privileges the grandparents to take up leaves . Isn’t it all what you can expect the best out of your government?
While most of the world believes that child care and household work is the job of the woman, there are countries like Slovenia which make you crave for men with the opposite mindset. Well, you guessed it right! From sweeping and cleaning, men here are the most engaged in the household work.
While Denmark and Sweden top to be the countries with the highest gender equality rate in Europe, Singapore tops to be the most safest place for women to be; at night, at work, at home. Studies show that women in Singapore trust the police and the law and order the maximum.
- New Zealand-
Yet another country with bold women, New Zealand tops to be the country with the smallest gender wage gap in the world.
There are many more countries where the government considers women’s health during and after her pregnancy as a matter of serious concern. But can we simply wipe off our responsibility to take care of the women by putting it all on our government?
The need of the hour is that simply posting greetings and pledges over social media on the World Population Day wont just work until we start to make conscious efforts to take care of our women. Its for them, its for us and our brighter future.