Dawn Butler, Labour’s shadow women and equalities secretary.
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Labour and the Liberal Democrats go further than the current system but would still leave the UK lagging behind many of its international peers.
What about the dads?
Joe Denly, left, was hailed for taking time out to attend the birth of his child. Anthony Martial, right, was fined.
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Men are still expected to prioritise sport over their families.
Excluding high earning dads from paid parental leave is not the answer.
Québec’s insurance plan which gives fathers options to take parental leave has had a major impact on fatherhood.
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Thanks to a provincial insurance plan, Québec fathers are spending more time with their newborns, bringing about changes in the gender division of labour within the family.
Paternity leave can increase fathers’ involvement in families, with positive impacts on children, fathers and the co-parent.
Our children can't continue to grow up in a world where only women raise them, either at home or in early care and learning.
Protected time for new families could pay health dividends later.
The transition to parenthood comes with plenty of stress. A psychology researcher suggests that paid family leave could help lift some of the burden – with positive health benefits down the road.
We’ve got this.
There is a wide problem with the way society talks about gender equality.
Most dads aren't taking shared parental leave – new research reveals why.
Men under 35 want to take a more active role in caring for their children than older generations.
Shared parental leave can make a huge difference to all parents – not just families with two biological parents.
A working mom, off the clock.
This penalty can amount to more than 15 percent of a mom's paycheck. Ramping up paid maternity leave and high-quality child care would probably help narrow the gap.
New fathers can feel low, too.
Having a newborn can be rough, whether you're a mom or a dad. New research ties men's testosterone to their postpartum depression – with some surprising upsides for their partners.
Employers should be doing more to support breastfeeding mothers.
Employers must do more to support breastfeeding mothers who return to work.
Should I stay or should I go? More and more dads are staying at home.
The last recession put more men in the position of full-time child carers. How are they coping?
It’s about more than gender dynamics: Do social institutions get in the way of dads being dads?
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Why is it all about mom? Fathers want to be more involved in their children's lives, but are limited by public policy and social institutions. This is a bad deal for dads, kids and moms alike.
South Africa lacks a clear definition of disability – and its limited view of who should be regarded as having a disability in the labour market is at odds with international practice.
A proposed new law is set to allow surrogate parents in South Africa to also take leave to care for their babies.
South African law requires surrogate mothers to hand infants to their legal parents without undue delay. But it doesn't provide leave for these parents to care for their infants. That is set to change.
Are dads on shared parental leave getting a fair deal?
Shared parental leave does not promote shared parenting.
Gay fathers like Jason Howe, left, and his husband Adrian Perez-Boluda - pictured with their three-year-old twin daughters in Los Angeles - can teach us a great deal about parenting beyond traditional roles.
Gay fathers often operate outside traditional gender roles and provide a model of "conscious parenting" that could offer some important lessons to heterosexual partnerships.