UCLA's WORLD Policy Analysis Center launched a Father's Day-themed companion website with a unique line of e-greeting cards that highlight gender inequality experienced by fathers across the world.
Each greeting contains research-backed information, such as:
- Fewer than half of the world's countries provide paid leave to fathers, with some lasting no more than a few days.
- Only 60 countries provide paid leave specifically for parents to care for their children during an illness, while another five countries restrict paid leave to mothers.
- While 96% of countries provide paid leave to new mothers, only 49% extend it to fathers, reinforcing the idea that caring for a new baby is solely a woman's responsibility.