Calls to advance working mothers’ rights and opportunities in Thailand and Taiwan
Main image
Shani Alexander
Shani Alexander, Senior reporter

Taking advantage of International Women’s Day on 8 March, lawmakers and women’s rights groups in Thailand and Taiwan are pushing to advance the protections and opportunities afforded to working mothers.

In Thailand, women are entitled to 98 days’ maternity leave. However, during this period, only 90 days are paid; the first 45 days are paid by the employer while the other 45 days are paid by the government’s Social Security Office (SSO). The eight remaining days are currently unpaid, but that might be about to change.