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France Doubles Paternity Leave to Reinforce Father-child Bond

France Doubles Paternity Leave to Reinforce Father-child Bond

On May 12th 2021, the French government published a decree in the official journal to specify the exact terms for extending paid paternity leave from 14 to 28 days. Voted five months ago as part of the 2021 Social Security Financial Act, the new benefits for French...

Why Government Policies Should Include Counseling for Couples

Why Government Policies Should Include Counseling for Couples

Providing counseling for couples: A groundbreaking study in France highlights that "Regardless of the couple’s legal status, the stability of their relationship has a positive impact on the well-being of individuals and a substantial effect on public finances." The...

Sexual Crimes: Better Protection for French Minors

Sexual Crimes: Better Protection for French Minors

In France a new bill to protect minors from sexual crimes, offences and incest (# 576) was adopted unanimously by the National Assembly on January 21st, followed by the Senate at first reading on March 15th.  This bill set the limit of “non-consent” at age 15, under...