Gender equality must start from home before it seeps into the workplace. In order to be better partners in the household responsibilities, we need to provide men the requisite empathy, understanding, and more paternity leave. Taking the example of Singapore where paternity leave is for two weeks whereas maternity leave is four months, such policies help in sending out the subconscious messages that men should return to work soon after childbirth. This, in a way, tells men that they need to help less at the home and focus on their career while telling women that they should take on more of the load at home.
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