Agree with at least 6 months paid for women who are or have been working. The issue affects all working women regardless of profession. High expectations for women- breastfeed for at least the first year but return to work within 12 weeks. Makes no sense. Such little regard for the well-being of children and families in the US. I’ll just wait until the quiet shirt The others. Tonga and Palua; Iran, Somalia, South Sudan, and Sudan. The convention guarantees many things including paid maternity leave. We are very, very behind the world on this issue.