Aisha Sarwari on BBC World on Maternity Leave in Pakistan


Aisha Sarwari, Co-founder of Women’s Advancement Hub (WAH) talks to BBC World about women in Pakistan balancing family and work.

The challenge remains for working women that as they feel financially strained, they have few safeguards from employers. Whereas the law mandates 3 months of paid maternity leave, the private sector is at discretion to do as it pleases and often women are fired after they fall pregnant.

Despite a safety net of social links that help raise children, women find they have a crisis balancing work and family. The men however do not participate or help in the caregiving industry.


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