What is Men in Care?

Men in Care (MiC) is a project of twelve national organisations from seven different European countries, which will help reduce barriers for men who want to become involved in caring activities. MiC aims to improve workplace conditions to promote men taking caring roles and will assess how policies and workplace cultures can change to enable men to become more active in caring for children, elderly, partners, co-workers and friends. Involving workers, trade unions, employers, and families, the project will enable men to take time to care for themselves and others. Find more information on the project here.

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MiC coordinator Teresa Jurada Guerrero speaks to a Spanish newspaper about parental leave in Spain

4th November 2021 - MiC coordinator and researcher from Spain, Teresa Jurado Guerrero presented her perspective on the new parental leave rules in Spain with a newspaper.

MiC coordinator and researcher from Spain, Teresa Jurado Guerrero presented her perspective on the new parental leave rules in Spain with a newspaper.

Full: Since January, parents in Spain can avail 16 weeks of paid leave for the birth or adoption of their children. However, the requirement for company approval places the needs of companies over those of families. MiC coordinator and researcher from Spain, Teresa Jurado Guerrero presented her perspective in a Spanish newspaper. She emphasized that "gender and socialization mandates" mark men as main economic providers, and the possibility of losing income can prevent them from fully benefitting from parental leave.

Last changed: 17.01.2022