The United States is one of only eight countries in the world — and the solitary so-called “high-income” country — that does not offer some kind of paid leave to new mothers and fathers. This lack of support is bad for women, bad for children, bad for families, and bad for the economy. New fathers are offered paid leave for newborns in 81 countries throughout the world, according to research from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. Paid leave isn’t a new idea and is working across all sorts of countries all over the globe. So what are some ways to advocate for paid parental leave right here in the U.S.? There are so many small ways you can help propel the issue forward.