PLENT at the MenCare Global Meeting 2017

Last month (June 8-10, 2017), PLENT participated in the second MenCare Global Meeting, which was held in Belgrade, Serbia. Hosted by Promundo, Centar E8, and the MenCare Steering Committee, the meeting brought together MenCare partners and practitioners, activists, researchers and stakeholders working on fatherhood and gender equality. PLENT was invited … Continue reading

PLENT talks!

You are all invited to participate in the forthcoming event “DEBATE ON PATERNITY & MATERNITY LEAVES” on 26th June 2017 at 10:30 am (CET) with Priya Alvarez (UN Women) & Tatiana Moura (Promundo), on behalf of the PLENT (The International Platform for Equal, Non-Transferable and 100% Paid Parental Leave). The … Continue reading

European Commission dangerous proposal on work life-balance

The European Commission has submitted the European Parliament a legal reform proposal to assumingly improve work life balance and better involvement of men in care work. The International Coalition for Parental Leave Equal, Non Transferable and 100% Paid (PLENT) claims this is another example of a political maneuver to consolidate … Continue reading

Will paternity and maternity leave become equal and non-transferable in Spain in the new legislature?

On October 18th 2016, the Spanish parliament approved a proposal to make paternity and maternity leave equal. In practice, this means to increase the paternity leave to 16 weeks (from 2 weeks currently), as maternity leave is 16 weeks. And the most important to advance in the distribution of parental … Continue reading

Welcome to CESI [Croatia], new PLENT partner

CESI – Center for Education, Counseling and Research is established on 8th March 1997 – International Women’s Day, in response to problems of the violation of human rights, in particular women’s and minority rights, nationalism, militarisation, and the deterioration of economic standards in the post-war period. Members of several women’s … Continue reading

PLENT proposal for a single EU Directive on paternity/maternity/parental leaves: equal, non-transferable and fully paid leave for each parent!

The Platform for Equal, Non-Transferable and 100% Paid Parental Leave (PLENT) expresses its concern about the persistent inequality between leave for fathers and mothers. This inequality reflects the idea that care is still considered a women responsibility. At present there are two different directives in the EU that are completely … Continue reading

Debate between PLENT and ETUC at the European Parliament

Next Tuesday, 3 rd May 2016, PLENT (International Platform for Equal, Non-Transferable and 100% Paid Parental Leave) will participate in an event organized by the GUE/NGL (European United Left – Nordic Green Left – European Parliamentary Group): “Reviving Parental Leave rights in the EU”. In this debate, our colleague María … Continue reading

“Indignados” Spanish fathers sue Social Security for discrimination on parental leave

A group of Spanish fathers has gone to court to demand equal (and totally non-transferable) paternity leave to the mothers – 16 weeks 100% paid. For the moment 8 fathers have taken legal action, and many others are waiting to do so as their babies are born in the next … Continue reading

PLENT to explain its proposal in Brussels. Come and discuss with us!

This event is organized by the Confederal Group of the European United Left/Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL). GUE/NGL through the Spanish party “Podemos” (one of the new anti-austerity parties in Spain). At present there are two different directives in the EU that are completely disconnected. One is the Directive on Maternity leave (under DG health), … Continue reading