From the EC Directive on Work-Life Balance to Real Equality. The proposal of PLENT

“From the EC Directive on Work-Life Balance to Real Equality: the proposal of PLENT” On Wednesday 29th. of November, 2017, a public talk will take place at the European Parliament in Brussels to discuss the new Directive Proposal on parental leaves (“work-life balance”) -that has been recently announced by 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

“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

Which family policies do we need to diminish the motherhood penalty?

The European Commission, the Council and the European Parliament are discussing about the implementation of a directive that improves safety and health at work of pregnant workers, workers who have recently given birth or are breastfeeding. Improvement, according to this proposal, would be to grant women 20 continuous weeks of … Continue reading

PLENT participates in the NORDIC FORUM

Nordiskt Forum Malmö 2014 New Action on Women’s Rights is a conference arranged by the women’s rights movement of the Nordic countries. From June 12th – 15th 2014, around 15,000 people are expected to gather in Malmö, Sweden, to shape new strategies to promote gender equality and end discrimination against … 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