Published on Friday, July 2, 2021

Colombia | "Shared license" to take care of all of us

The approval of the "shared leave" contributes to the closer inclusion of fathers in the care of their children and to the improvement of women's working conditions. With the approved bill, the couple has the freedom to choose how to share the care of their children and allow men the privilege.

Key points

  • Key points:
  • Value the role of men in caring for their children, giving them the space to do so.
  • Rebuilding women's participation in the labor market.
  • Parental leave is for now 2 weeks, with the possibility of extending it to 5 weeks.
  • Promote the culture of caring for babies as a couple as a whole.
  • This law is moving very fast in the right direction.



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