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The Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern was first elected world leader in history, who had gone on maternity leave. Writes about this Time on Thursday, June 14.
37-year-old head of the new Zealand government went home to Auckland to prepare for their first childbirth, which, according to the doctors, expected on Sunday, June 17. After that, she takes leave to care for a child for six months.
Pregnant Ardern announced in January. “I’m not a pioneer and not the first woman who is working and raising a child simultaneously. I understand that my situation is special, but I know a lot of women cope with combining work and motherhood long before me, — she said at a press conference. I’m just pregnant, and capacity is not lost.”
Prior to that, she also said that he considers unacceptable the questions of the employers whether the employee is to give birth to a child while being in office.
As writes the edition, the New Zealand — one of the most successful countries in the fight for gender equality. Ardern to the post of Prime Minister was occupied by two women — Helen Clark and Jenny Shipley. In addition, the country recorded one of the smallest gaps in the salaries of women and men.
To Ardern in 1990 maternity leave left former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. In April, us Senator Tammy Duckworth became the first member of the upper chamber of Congress who gave birth while in office.
Jacinda Ardern became Prime Minister of New Zealand in the fall of 2017. She is the leader of the labour party. The politician repeatedly referred to her feminist views.
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