Parliament extended rights of single fathers, ForUm correspondent reports.

In particular, MPs took as a basis and the whole bill №1179 on amendments to certain legislative acts of Ukraine on ensuring equality of rights of single mothers and fathers.
306 MPs supported the document.

As stated by the speaker, author of the bill MP from the Party of Regions Iryna Berezhna, there are 250 thousand single fathers in Ukraine, according to official statistics.

"Both father and mother, if they bring up children on their own, should have the equal rights," she said.

Berezhna informed that the bill equalizes the rights of single fathers and mothers to the priority list for housing, employment, additional leaves and financial support.


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