fathers part-time work

Part-time work taken by women to balance home and work – but not by men – entrenches gender inequality in Europe

By Dr Clare Lyonette, University of Warwick. Part-time working has serious impacts on gender equality in Europe, because it is used so much more by mothers than fathers. Part-time working is commonly used, primarily by women, across Europe and other developed countries to manage care and domestic responsibilities, while contributing to the household income. The[…]

Women of the World

Work Care Share at #WOWLDN

Work Care Share will be represented at this year’s Women of the World Festival in London by John Adams, stay at home father and blogger. John will be participating in two sessions during the event, which aims to champion gender equality, celebrate the achievements of women and girls everywhere, and examine the obstacles that keep[…]

European Court of Justice

European Court of Justice challenges “subsidiary” role of men to women in the exercise of parental duties

Guest blog by Eugenia Caracciolo di Torella, School of Law, University of Leicester. In 2015 the European Court of Justice considered the case of a male civil servant wanting to take parental leave even though his wife did not work. (C-222/14 Maistrellis [2015]). The judgement challenged the traditional distribution of caring roles and the subsidiary[…]