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We would strongly warn against a clampdown on pappapermen

Ever more reverse the recent expansion of pappapermen – the part of the foreldrepermisjonen that is reserved for the father.

Erna's government cut the number of weeks from 14 to 10 weeks in 2014. Then came the Left into the government, and got the green light for a tredeling of the leave. Thus was pappapermen in the summer extended to 15 weeks.

Now fill debattspaltene of critical posts, and social media boils. Such get known politicians in an election year to listen.

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Trondheim Arbeiderpartis the general assembly adopted in the weekend to take tredelingen up to the new assessment. Fylkesordfører Tore O. Sandvik has support from Fagforbundets Mette North, and is now considering a number of fylkeslag to submit proposals to congress about the same. The labour party has a proud tradition to go to the front in the gender equality policy. The congress must therefore, discuss the reversal.

Also the Liberal Guri Melby has turned. She's still a supporter of the threefold leave, but will no longer fight for the division of foreldrepermisjonen as she previously fronted as suggestions.

"I recognize now that it is too rigid to make this a rule that everyone must follow," she said to Dagbladet on Thursday.

Lack of equality in the workplace are closely intertwined with the lack of equality in the Norwegian home. The debate illustrates this perfectly. Families stand up and tell that it simply is not possible for this particular dad to take leave, or that it simply is not possible for just this mom passed to go back to work after seven months at home.

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Employers have to be forced to take the consequence of that also the men have children, even if it is women who give birth to them. In some industries, there is a ukultur, which push fathers to work rather than to be at home with the babies.

In the same way has many Norwegian women accustomed to the idea that foreldrepermisjonen belongs to them, and they will reluctantly give up much to their husbands.

This is the core of why we have separate weeks dedicated to the father.

gender equality policy works , and in the scandinavian countries often have progressive politics gone before and helped to shape public opinion. Pappapermen has led to the fact that Norwegian fathers have taken a larger part of the foreldrepermisjonen than in the past, but the increase has been linked closely to the number of weeks reserved for the father. When the government cut the number of weeks, took the Norwegian mothers a larger portion of the leave. It can happen again.

We would strongly warn against a clampdown on pappapermen.

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