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How to be a male feminist at work

Jonas Prising from
June 24, 2016

This piece is part of an in-depth series on Women at Work. For regular updates on gender issues ‘like’ our Facebook Page and sign up to The Gender Agendaweekly email digest.

At the World Economic Forum in Davos this year I sat on a panel with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who managed to out-feminist a group of speakers that included Sheryl […]

What does it take for men and boys to reflect about manhood?

servane mouazan from
June 24, 2016

In the past decades, many women’s rights advocates have learnt that improving the health and wellbeing of adult and young women also requires engaging men, adult and young.
Program H is an evidence-based project that started in 2001 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It’s an action learning set of resources that focus on masculinities and their perception. […]

If we gave fathers the same nonsensical advice we give working mothers

Ciara Flaherty from breakingnews
June 22, 2016
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There is an endless amount of advice given to working mothers about “how to have it all” with ‘all’ meaning happy kid, successful careers, great hair, healthy diets, immaculate wardrobes, the perfect beach body, good girlfriends, a supportive husband and a pristine house.
But what if we applied the same type of inane language we use […]

How Mark Zucherberg’s example helps fight the stigma of family leave

Claire Cain Miller from
June 22, 2016

There’s growing political support for some sort of paid family leave, and it’s clear that many mothers use it when it’s offered. What has been less clear is whether it would make a difference for fathers. A new study shows how it would.
In California, one of three states that offer paid leave for both parents, new fathers have been 46 percent more likely […]

All in: How our work-first culture fails dads, families and businesses – and how we can fix it together 

- Josh Levs from
June 22, 2016
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Growing numbers of men are becoming stay-at-home dads, working part-time, or taking on flexible schedules to spend more time with their children. Even the traditional breadwinner-dad is being transformed. Dads today are more emotionally and physically involved on the home front than ever before. They are “all in” and—like mothers—struggling with work-life balance and doing […]

Parental leave: where are the fathers?

June 22, 2016
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What’s the issue?
All OECD countries, except the US, offer nationwide paid
maternity leave for at least 12 weeks, and over half grant
fathers paid paternity leave when a baby arrives. More and
more countries now also offer paid parental leave, i.e. a longer
period of job-protected leave that is available to both parents.
Mothers generally use much of their leave […]

This Is What Happens When Men Try to Take Paternity Leave

Josh Levs from
June 22, 2016

“It felt like a PR benefit, not a real benefit.”
Ariel Ayanna was a beloved attorney at his law firm when he faced a devastating personal crisis. His pregnant wife attempted suicide.
Ayanna took time off to care for her, the baby, and their older child. When he came back to work, his attorneys say, the firm […]

Etre père aujourd’hui

from unaf
June 22, 2016

A l’occasion de la fête des pères, l’UNAF publie une étude [1] dans laquelle 11000 pères témoignent de leur paternité et surtout des freins qui les empêchent de l’exercer pleinement. 
Quelques chiffres :
 86 % veulent être des pères différents de leur propre père (et 43 % disent s’inspirer de leur propre mère pour exercer leur paternité).
 47 % des pères disent ne pas passer assez de […]


Professor Elisabeth Kelan from
June 22, 2016

For the academic year 2014/2015 Professor Elisabeth Kelan has led an extensive research project on how men as middle managers can engage in gender inclusive leadership. The project was funded by a British Academy mid-career fellowship

Men and gender equality activities

June 21, 2016

The issue of the role of men in the promotion of gender equality is being recognised as a necessary part of gender equality policy. On this account efforts were made to collect basic information and data in the area by mapping relevant actors in the 27 EU Member States whose activity can be considered as […]