Women and Work – News

  • Statement for International Day of Action for Women’s Health 2017

    May 26, 2017

    Yes to breastfeeding rights, no to all violence! “Breastfeeding is a key element in cultivating concern and respect for each other and the world we share”. Did you know that obstetric violence can also negatively affect breastfeeding practices? Current socio-medical practices often deny women their rights to proper antenatal care, labour and delivery practices, and standard postpartum ...

  • Letter of support to the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) on the International Day of the Midwife 2017

    May 5, 2017

    Dear ICM colleagues, The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) sends you felicitations on the 2017 International Day of the Midwife. The theme “Midwives, Mothers and Families: Partners for Life!”  is certainly one that we endorse and support. Breastfeeding is best sustained through partnerships between the mother-baby dyad, partners, families and skilled supporters, such as trained midwives. This is best exemplified at ...

  • WABA statement for Labour Day 2017

    April 28, 2017

    Achieving gender equality by sharing the care work– Is parental leave legislation the only solution? There is no country in the world where men and boys share the unpaid domestic and care work equally with women and girls1. Globally, women and girls spend more than double the time on unpaid care work than men and boys.  The ...

  • 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.