Women and Work – News

  • We are exhibiting at Women Deliver 2016

    May 12, 2016

    WABA team will be setting up an exhibiting booth at the Women Deliver Conference which will be held in Copenhagen from 16–19 May 2016. Please come to visit us at our booth and meet WABA team. More information on Women Deliver Conference 2016.    

  • Why paid maternity leave is a smart business move

    May 12, 2016

    by CBS Sunday Morning America is one of only two nations in the world that does not legally require paid leave for new mothers. YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki tells “Sunday Morning” why California business owners are learning that paid maternity leave isn’t just good for mothers and babies, it’s good for business, too.  

  • Increasing paid maternity leave can save infant lives

    April 8, 2016

    New research from McGill University and UCLA shows that increasing paid maternity leave can save infant lives. Use this evidence to advocate for increased paid maternity leave. It can be done and has significant benefits for all of society. McGill University professor Arijit Nandi, who was involved with the study tells Here & Now’s Robin Young there is ...

  • Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality

    March 8, 2016

    WABA statement on International Women's Day

    8 March 2016

    We know now that without gender equality and a full role for women in society, in the economy, in governance, we will not be able to achieve the world we hoped for.

    Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN Women

  • Breastfeeding and Work: Let’s Make It Work!

    November 19, 2015

    “As a young doctor working with refugees in the former Yugoslavia and Iraq, I attended births and delivered babies. Access to many of the basic tools, equipment and medicines needed to ensure that newborns are delivered safely and survive their first day – the most dangerous day in life – was just a dream. Even in ...