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Confederation of Family Organisations in the European Union (COFACE)

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Confederation of Family Organisations in the European Union (COFACE)

The Confederation of Family Organisations in the European Union (COFACE) is a pluralistic organisation, at the heart of civil society, which aims at promoting family policy, solidarity between generations and the interests of children within the European Union.

COFACE advocates a policy of non-discrimination and of equal opportunities between persons and between family forms, and specifically supports policies aiming at equality between women and men.

Dads Happier than Men Without Kids

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Dads Happier than Men Without Kids
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The Times of India

Men who have kids were more likely to report happiness, whether they stay at home with their kids or assume a more traditional fatherly role, than their childless peers, a new research has found. The article references the Boston College Center for Work & Family study The New Dad: Right at Home

The Happiest Countries in the World

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Report
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The Happiest Countries in the World
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24/7 Wall Street Wire

The OECD measured more than 30 sets of data in 11 different categories, including education, health and employment. The study also asked residents of each country to rank, on a scale of 1 to 10, their general satisfaction with their lives. 24/7 Wall St. examined the 10 countries with the highest life satisfaction scores to find the strongest factors related to happiness.

'Having it All?' A Global Manifesto for Working Moms

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Blog
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'Having it All?' A Global Manifesto for Working Moms
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Huffington Post

"With the continued reverberations of Anne-Marie Slaughter's article "Why Women Still Can't Have It All" on why high-achieving American women still struggle to combine motherhood and work, it's time to look at the debate from a global perspective. Is "having it all" a global aspiration for working moms? And how far do they feel from that goal?"

Strategic Alliances Can Make or Break Female Leaders

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Blog
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Strategic Alliances Can Make or Break Female Leaders
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Harvard Business Review Blog Network

The lack of women in the C-suite and corporate boardroom has been making headlines on both sides of the Atlantic. The issue is symptomatic of a much larger problem: Highly qualified women are not breaking through to leadership positions in numbers commensurate with their presence in the talent pool.

O2 Flexible Working Survey

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O2 Flexible Working Survey
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Public Sector Nomads

The pilot aimed to push the boundaries of what is possible through flexible working and has underpinned O2's contingency plans to manage expected travel disruption and delays during the summer's Olympic Games. The facts speak for themselves. More than 2,500 people successfully worked away from the office, with only 125 mission-critical staff left in the building. Thanks to newly strengthened networks and upgraded collaboration technology, everyone who needed to get online and communicate was able to do so.

Returning to a New World of Ever-Present Work

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News Article
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Returning to a New World of Ever-Present Work
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Forbes

Now, of course, we work anywhere, and most of the time. Work is in our pocket, spilling into homes, weekends, vacations and bedrooms. Nearly 40 percent of mobile workers with PDAs now wake up at night at times to check them, at least occasionally, according to a quarterly survey of mobile enterprise workers by iPass.

Work Life Balance Dynamics Change: Global Survey says the Line Between Work, Home is Blurring

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Press Release
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Work Life Balance Dynamics Change: Global Survey says the Line Between Work, Home is Blurring
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Marketwatch, the Wall Street Journal

According to Randstad Canada's latest global Workmonitor survey, work and home lives are "blending" for many Canadian workers.

A Tale of Two Countries … and Their Respective Challenges

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Blog
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A Tale of Two Countries … and Their Respective Challenges
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Boston College Center for Work & Family Blog

BCCWF Executive Director Brad Harrington comments on the recent Global Workforce Rountable Summit in Brazil, and on his own recent eldercare experience.

How Governments around the World Are Moving the CSR Agenda

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Blog
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How Governments around the World Are Moving the CSR Agenda
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Normisur International

Much has been written about the changing role of business in society. Stakeholders today expect a lot more from business than in the past. They want companies to treat employees fairly, not harm the environment, ensure their products are safe, have a responsible supply chain and provide quality products. What about the role of government in the changing social contract? What should government be doing?

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