- The Maternity and Paternity Leave Bill 2020 was passed by the National Assembly on Monday, making it enforceable nationwide and setting a precedent for other provinces to follow suit.
- The legislation grants parental leave rights to both mothers and fathers, allowing mothers up to 6 months of leave after the birth of their first child, and shorter periods for subsequent children.
- Paternity leave is also included in the law, with fathers being entitled to three 1-month leaves during the childbirth period. This marks an important step towards comprehensive labour welfare policies and gender equality in parenting.
On Monday, the National Assembly passed a total of 8 bills, including the Maternity and Paternity Leave Bill 2020. Being worked on for years, its draft was first passed by the Senate in 2020.