Advocacy Projects

British Dads Business Leaders Summit London UK June 2018

This International Think Tank Business Leaders Discussion Event & Dads photographic exhibition is designed to inspire UK workplaces to collaborate on how they can encourage more fathers to participate in shared parental leave to improve gender equality outcomes for all.

Learn, discuss and share insights on;

  • The benefits of advancing men’s participation in shared parental leave and flexible work; recognising the positive impact it has on women, men, children, society and the broader economy.
  • Key research findings on the challenges that hold men back from participating in shared parental leave and flexible work
  • Advancing shared care participation by men and women and reduce prejudice and discrimination and promote inclusiveness of those with caring commitments
  • Improving employer-supported parental leave policies and how they can increase participation of UK fathers taking shared parental leave.

Aussie Dads & Swedish Dads Photography Exhibition Canberra Australia March 2018

Parents At Work commissioned, Swedish Dads photographer, Johan Bavman to capture photos of Aussie Dads.  Similar to Johan's subjects for Swedish Dads, the selected Aussie Dads had taken parental leave.  

The Aussie Dads photography series we hope to highlight the low rates of parental leave take up amongst Australian fathers. The photography series will be used to promote a discussion on the benefits to dads, mums, kids, families, companies, and the Australian economy of dads taking parental leave.  We have continued to work in partnership with the Embassy of Sweden and have secured the opportunity to show both the Swedish Dads and the Aussies Dads photography exhibitions together at Parliament House in Canberra in March 2018.

Swedish Dads Photography Exhibition Sydney, Australia, Father's Day 2017

In 2017 we worked closely with the Embassy of Sweden to bring the Swedish Dads Photography Exhibition to Sydney Australia.  With the support of 7 corporate partners in the International Towers at Barangaroo we exhibited the photos in the foyer of each tower through the month of September.  In conjunction with the photography exhibition Parents At Work ran an educational program specifically for working dads.  

Creating Family Friendly Workplaces Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide,Brisbane 2017

In 2017 we worked closely with the Embassy of Sweden to bring the Swedish Dads Photography Exhibition to Sydney Australia.  With the support of 7 corporate partners in the International Towers at Barangaroo we exhibited the photos in the foyer of each tower through the month of September.  In conjunction with the photography exhibition Parents At Work ran an educational program specifically for working dads.