In Canada, a motion was passed making members of parliament, both women and men, eligible for 12 months of fully paid parental leave. In their internal policies, parliaments and governments can also lead the way by expanding upon statutory provisions.
Aiello, Rachel, “House Approves year-long, fully paid parental leave from the Commons for MPs,” CTV News, June 12, 2019.
In Argentina, a series of reforms in 2007 and 2008 was implemented by the State for public servants. The reforms included extending access to childcare centres to widowed, separated, or divorced men who have custody of, and reside with, their children. They also introduced paternity leave beyond the minimum time required by law; a leave for the care of a sick or injured child (or other relative); and four to six days of personal leave per year.
Lupica, Carina, Trabajo decente y corresponsabilidad de los cuidados en Argentina, ILO Consultancy Document, 2010.