Shattering Stereotypes: The Push for Paternity Leave Equality in India

  • Sandhya Darekar and Tushar Darekar
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  • Sandhya Darekar

    Advocate in India

  • Tushar Darekar

    Student at Prestige Institute of Management and Research, India

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Paternity leave legislation is a crucial aspect of gender equality and family dynamics. In India, the absence of a comprehensive law on paternity leave in the private sector has led to a lack of awareness and understanding of its significance. This is further exacerbated by the prevailing notion that childcare is primarily a woman's responsibility, which is perpetuated by the absence of paternity leave. The International Labour Organization has been urged to introduce mandatory paid paternity leave to address these issues and promote gender equality.


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International Journal of Legal Science and Innovation, Volume 6, Issue 1, Page 27 - 37


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