Parenting isn’t part-time. Cheers to all always-on-duty mothers and fathers.
Licia Ronzulli, member of European Parliament, has been taking her daughter Vittoria to the Parliament sessions for 2 yrs now (image)
“MEP Licia Ronzulli began taking 44 days old Vittoria to parliamentary sessions to reclaim more rights for women reconciling work and family life. Opinions?” For more photos: here.
Via Reuters, Mighty Girl & Moms Rising:
Licia Ronzulli is an Italian member of the European Parliament known for bringing her daughter, Vittoria, to the Parliament’s plenary sessions. She first brought her daughter to a plenary session when she was 44 days old as a symbolic gesture to support more rights for women in reconciling work and family life. This composite picture shows the mother-daughter duo at Parliament sessions from September 22, 2010 to November 19, 2013.
Vittoria is one little Mighty Girl who will be well-prepared to run for office herself one day!
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News coverage of Ronzulli’s story has generated a lot of discussion on family leave policies, especially around the fact that only four countries in the world have no national law requiring paid maternity leave: Liberia, Papua New Guinea, Swaziland, and the United States. To learn more about the lack of paid family leave in the U.S. and a group working to give all Americans access to paid family leave, check out MomsRising.org at http://bit.ly/mOQbVO
Photo credit: Vincent Kessler and Jean-Marc Loos/Reuters
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