Paternity rights recognise role of fathers as care-givers

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The establishment of paternity rights for fathers across the world recognizes their central role as care-givers within families.

That's according to the International Labour Organization.

The ILO says around half of the world's countries have legislated for the statutory right to paternity leave following the birth of a child.

It says providing leave to fathers is affordable and brings additional benefits to families and society.

Daniel Dickinson has been speaking to Laura Addati, a work-family specialist at the ILO.

He began by asking her what rights fathers should expect.

Duration: 2’46″

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