Whakanui i ngā Pāpā | Celebrating Fatherhood
Shining a light on the role of fathers as part of a global initiative to advance parental leave equality.
About Kiwi Dads
Inspired by the iconic Swedish Dads photo exhibition, Global Women and Parents At Work have co-created Kiwi Dads – a collection of images depicting fathers at home with their children. It is designed to shine a light on the important roles fathers play in caring for their families as part of a global initiative to advance parental leave equality.
This campaign encourages organisations to adopt a shared parental-leave approach: to offer the same leave equally to fathers and mothers, regardless of who is the primary caregiver. The photos are of 13 Kiwi dads from different parts of New Zealand.
Less than 2% of dads take parental leave in New Zealand
When we actively promote men and women as equal carers, we have the opportunity to narrow the gender pay gap, boost workplace productivity and support parents to achieve both their family and work goals
Global studies show…
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Parental leave normalises fatherhood in the workplace by making fathers visible and embedding fatherhood into company culture. When men can be more equal at home, women can be more equal in the workplace.
Introducing Kiwi Dads
When men and women are more equal in the home, they can be more equal at work. Equal access to parental leave is crucial to helping us close the gender pay gap and build a more resilient, productive and welcoming New Zealand.
At Global Women, we encourage equality and diversity in leadership through promoting, encouraging and facilitating the development of New Zealand women.
We have over 300 members, each one recognised for her ability to influence and advocate for diversity, equality and leadership. Our leadership programmes have accelerated the careers of more than 400 women. We also provide thought leadership, research, information and advice for those who wish to join us in speaking out for positive change.
We are proud to partner with and support some of New Zealand’s most ambitious organisations, representing more than 110,000 employees.
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And we couldn’t have achieved this without the generous support of: