The Fatherhood Institute is supporting #Walkthetalk, a campaign that calls on men to take a stand and walk the talk for gender equality in the workplace.
Our chairman Will McDonald features in a video clip on the #Walkthetalk website and we will be following the campaign, organised by O2 and Greengrass Consulting, with interest.
We support the campaign because we need greater support from government and employers, for men to be active, hands-on dads. Without this, women will always be held back in the workplace, and shouldered with most of the responsibility for looking after children.
The main way we can bring about change is to reform the structures around parenting, like parenting leave. And because men often hold positions of influence in the workplace, we need men to ‘walk the talk’ by creating workplaces that encourage men and women to share the earning and caring. Read the full story »