Women and Work – News

  • The future of work depends on the future of women at work

    October 26, 2015

    Shauna Olney, Chief of the ILO’s Gender, Equality and Diversity Branch, explains why achieving gender equality is crucial for the world of work. When women are better off, the world becomes a better place for all. Reflecting this reality, 193 countries have included gender equality as a core element of the newly adopted U.N. 2030 Agenda ...

  • Working Mothers Granted 10 weeks of Paid Maternity Leave in Saudi Arabia

    September 11, 2015

    In Saudi Arabia, according to a new labour law which will come into force from 2016, the working mothers will be granted paid Maternity leave up to 10 weeks. This will also include 3 days of paid paternity leave for fathers. It is important to note that female participation in labour force in Saudi Arabia is around 18% ...

  • Happy World Breastfeeding Week!

    August 1, 2015

    WABA celebrates WBW2015 by calling for concerted global action to support women to combine breastfeeding and work via the theme: ‘Breastfeeding and Work: Let’s Make It Work!’ Whether a woman is working in the formal, non-formal or home setting, she needs to feel sufficiently empowered to claim the right to breastfeed on behalf of both herself ...

  • World Breastfeeding Week 2015 – Social Media Kit

    July 29, 2015

      World Breastfeeding Week 2015 is just round the corner! Join us in celebrating #WBW2015, and use our Social Media Toolkit to promote your own event. Let’s make Breastfeeding and Work, work!

  • WHO opens the doors wide to corporate influence

    May 20, 2015

    IBFAN Press Release: 68th World Health Assembly, UN Palais, Geneva, 18 May 2015 The long-running debate about how WHO interacts with corporations is coming to crisis point. In the context of its Reform Process WHO Secretariat has been working on a new Framework of Engagement with non-State Actors  – a term which applies equally to corporations, ...