Posts in “Children” category

Paid Paternal Leave: One simple trick to enhance gender equity

While we celebrate 26 weeks of paid parental leave (PPL) since July 2020, New Zealand is still lagging behind international norms and best practice when it comes to enabling parents to spend time with their babies. This is the case particularly for non-birthing parents (the Dads in most Mum-Dad families) and secondary caregiving parents in ...

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Posted: February 21, 2022Categories: , , ,

Good News for Mums

The Government is bringing in multiple measures to support the rights of parents (particularly mothers) and children. The Government is not yet acknowledging the importance of caregiving by ensuring all families have enough income (for example, the cost of the two commitments below only adds up to ~$30 million, equivalent to around 1-2 percent of ...

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Posted: October 13, 2021Categories: ,

A way through the thicket

In order to effectively respond to social ills, we need to understand their key contributing factors. The key drivers of family violence include gender inequity, colonisation and ongoing colonisation. Recognition by the Government  that these are the main causal factors for family violence – and that family violence involves long-term patterns of coercive control – ...

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Posted: June 8, 2021Categories: ,

Feminist parenting forum

Our powerful and heart warming speakers shared how they each parent against the patriarchy. Read the article here.

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Posted: March 28, 2017Categories: , ,