ALTHOUGH there is no place in the world where life as a woman is an undeniable dream of health, work equality, safety, and satisfaction, some countries are better than others.
Bulgaria is the country where women get the longest paid maternity leave.
Among the 30 countries of the OECD, Bulgaria provides the most days of paid maternity leave with the record length of 410 days, i.e. 68 weeks.
According to The Gardian, “the UK guarantees 39 weeks of paid leave for mothers, two of which are mandatory. Australia offers 18 weeks. And Mexico, the US’s neighbor to the south, gives mothers 12 weeks of paid leave, reimbursed at 100% of their salary […] The US is the only developed country that doesn’t guarantee paid maternity or parental leave to workers.”