Submitted on Thursday 8th October 2020
Rejected on Thursday 15th October 2020
Current status: Rejected
Rejection code: no-action (see below for details)
Non-transferable equal paternity and maternity leave
Leave must be non-transferable between parents to normalise both men’s and women’s care-giving duties and promote wellbeing and gender equality.
When men take leave, it helps women with their jobs, improves child-father relationships and helps to create a more gender equitable future.
When a family decides to have a baby, a woman's life changes. Pregnancy is a challenge to her body, and breastfeeding is something that only she can do. This is nature and we can't do anything about it.
But the following "maternity leave" time off work that seems to be standard in most families is something that society has created, and we can change it.
Shared paternity leave is not working as most fathers choose not to take it, but it shouldn't be an option, it should be the new standard.
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The Government e-Petitions Team gave the following reason:
Petitions need to call on the Government or Parliament to take a specific action.
We're not sure exactly how you'd like current leave entitlements to be changed.
You could start a new petition explaining clearly what you would like the Government or Parliament to do.
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