A warm congratulations to Global Women members Suzanne Snively and Vanisa Dhiru for their contribution and recognition of achievements on the New Year Honours List for 2021!   A happy new year to you all – Ngā mihi o te Tau Hau. Ko te tumanako kei te ora koe.

FACTSHEET: The Importance of Parental Leave

It is vital that men, as well as women, take parental leave. This ensures that women are not penalised in the hiring process – when men and women are equally likely to take parental leave, there is no disadvantage in hiring a woman. It ensures that both parents are caring for the child from day one. Data shows that this leads to enhanced development in children and improves the relationship between the two parents. Research shows that the more parental leave fathers take, the more likely mothers are to return to work full-time.

Explore this topic further in our factsheet on the Importance of Parental Leave.