Thread: Paternity Leave
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Old 16.11.2017, 09:58
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Re: Paternity Leave

It would be nice to keep the discussion civil

Switzerland is widely recognised as being behind the times for gender equality. Here`s just one source https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/progres...ality/42604504

Paternal and paternity leave are important for many reasons. Here are just two

1. Helping fathers bond with their children
2. creating a more equitable society - this one is mega important not just because it`s the right thing to do, but because it doesn`t make sense to give girls education and then not give them a way to work and pay it back to society.

It`s in society`s interests to have women in the workforce. One very important part of that is enabling fathers to take a bigger role in their children`s lives.

Check this out for what some other countries are doing
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegDat...)599323_EN.pdf

It`s not a question of funding both parents to stay at home indefinitely, but of funding some weeks of parental leave.
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