Fathers in the Nordic region spend only 10-30 percent of the total parental leave. That is why the Danish Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers, in collaboration with the Faroese Ministry of Social Affairs, is holding a seminar on fathers’ use of leave. The seminar is based on the report “State of Nordic Fathers”, which examines why maternity leave is so unequally distributed, and outlines possible ways in which maternity and caregiving work can be more evenly distributed between the sexes in the Nordic countries.
In addition to presenting the report, the Faroese Minister for Gender Equality, Elsebeth Mercedis Gunnleygsdóttur, and the Faroese Minister for Business Helgi Abrahamsen will give talks.
There will also be a panel of officials from the Nordic countries who will discuss the report and the different Nordic models of maternity, as well as what impact it has on gender equality.
Registration is necessary and will be done by sending an email to [email protected] no later than February 4 at. 12.00.
See more: https://www.norden.org/en/nordicfathers
For more than 40 years, the Nordic countries have worked together in the Nordic Council of Ministers to increase equality in all areas of society. Gender equality is one of the reasons for the success of the Nordic model and is one of the cornerstones of the modern Nordic welfare society.