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.