How many days of paternity leave do LATAM countries have?

Licenses for men and women “are an important policy to recognize the burden of care work, which is generally unpaid and is predominantly performed by women,” the report remarks. Maternity and paternity in the workplace in Latin America and the Caribbean, prepared by Unicef.

Mexico is one of the countries with the shortest paternity leave in Latin America. In Venezuela, Paraguay and, recently, Colombia, is where the most progress has been made, there fathers can be absent for 14 days with pay for childbirth or adoption.

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