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Make Paternity Leave Mandated by Law

It has been long established scientifically that both parents are essential in the development of children and is an essential pillar of our society. Immediately after a woman gives birth, she is unable to carry out many normal functions as a result, she is given at least 3 months under the law for maternity leave. During this time assistance in her recuperation and the baby's growth and development is vital. It gives the mother time to heal and provides the much-needed bonding during the child's early stages. Maternal bonding is important to ensure well-developed human productive members of society, this can be much easier facilitated when a mother has the assistance she needs hence the need for the father to be at home with the mother.

Paternity leave won't necessarily need to be the 3 months like the maternity leave but a minimum of a month to help both mother and baby get through that very important phase in both of their lives. The existing limits to the number of maternity leaves could also be applied to the proposed paternity leave.

Let us reward fathers who are there for their partners and children (something that is woefully lacking in our society). There is a large body of research to outline the benefits of having both parents in the child's development. Let's not fool ourselves, it is the absence of good, decent, example-setting fathers is a significant factor contributing to the lawlessness in our society. Its many little things like this that add up to the problems in our society.

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15000 Signatures
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260 or (1.73%)
Start
September 13, 2017
Close
October 23, 2017

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