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

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

“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

Equal and non-transferable parental leave is a real utopia- A VIDEO by Janet Gornick (City University of New York)

This post is the first of a series that we want to produce regularly in order to present useful information, opinions, and data about Equal, Non-transferable and Fully Paid Parental Leave. This first post intends to present a video with an interview to Janet Gornick, Professor of Political Science and … Continue reading

PLENT participates in a project presentation at the European Union

Several members of PLENT have presented a project proposal on Building the case for Parental Leave to be Equal, Non-Transferable and fully-paid (BestPLENT) to the European Commission on February 2013, which should be resolved around June (Call for PROGRESS). The researcher and activist María Pazos, on behalf of the Institute … Continue reading

3rd European Conference

  I.- INTRODUCTION Throughout the 20th century women have achieved civil rights and have massively joined formal education and employment; nevertheless, there is yet a long way left to achieve effective equality. Inequality between maternity and paternity leave is one of the elements both reflecting and reinforcing obsolete patterns of … Continue reading

PLENT Launched

PLENT was founded in Madrid (Spain) on December 10th 2010. It’s first official presentation was on 11th December, at the framework of the 2nd EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ‘From Daddy Quotas to Care Parity: For Equality, Equal Leave Rights’ organized by the Spanish Platform for Equal and Non-Transferable Parental Leave (PPIINA). Roundtable … Continue reading