Gender – News

  • GENDER AND BREASTFEEDING

    September 15, 2016

    New General Comment on Rural Women Following IBFAN-GIFA’s joint advocacy with other public interest NGOs and social movements, the Committee on the Elimination of all Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) has released its new General Recommendation No 34 on Rural Women which, among other recommendations, urges countries to take specific measures to protect, promote and support breastfeeding. In addition, it is the first ...

  • WABA joins the state government of Penang in the Penang Goes Orange event to raise awareness for elimination of Violence Against Women (VAW) on 14 November 2015

    November 26, 2015

    WABA participated by having a booth to outreach to the public on the importance of breastfeeding and having safe spaces for women to be able to carry out the normal act of nourishing her baby. WABA organised a coloring event and saw an enthusiastic group of young girls participating in it. WABA had also supported local artist, ...

  • Breastfeeding and Feminism International Conference 2016

    October 22, 2015

    Focusing on women and the complexities of infant feeding decisions The “11th Annual Breastfeeding and Feminism International Conference: will be held from March 20-22, 2016 at “The Sheraton Hotel, Chapel Hill, NC USA The theme for the conference is “Advancing Breastfeeding Policy and Advocacy: Focus on Work and Poverty” This is the only breastfeeding conference that focuses on ...

  • Support Women’s Right to Breastfeed!

    March 7, 2015

     international-womens-day8 March 2015 - WABA celebrates International Women’s Day 2015: commemorating 20 years since the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. Discussions on this historic roadmap (which set the agenda for realizing women’s rights, signed by 189 governments in 1995) are set to take place at the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59) between 9-20 March in New York.

  • ICPD Beyond 2014 Expert Meeting on Women’s Health – rights, empowerment and social determinants 30th September – 2nd October, Mexico City

    April 5, 2014

    From 30th September to 2nd October UNFPA in collaboration with WHO convened an expert consultation meeting on Women’s Health- rights, empowerment and social determinants. Please click here for more information about how does breastfeeding contribute to women’s health and fertility. For more information about the meeting, please visit ICPD page