Women and Work – News

  • 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, ...

  • WABA Celebrates International Labour Day 2015

    May 1, 2015

    airplane-women-workLabour rights are women’s rights too! On the occasion of the International Labour Day 2015, WABA restates the importance of upholding the rights of women workers. In the year 2000, Convention 183 by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) called for a minimum of 14 weeks paid maternity leave. This has been ratified to date by only 29 countries. This convention, together with its corresponding Recommendation 191, also called for breastfeeding breaks and a safe working environment for women.

  • Maternity and Paternity at Work

    April 23, 2015

    Law & Practice  Around the World A Summary of ILO Policy Brief-2014 Overview The policy brief compares National laws of 185 countries with most recent ILO standards. It covers maternity leave, paternity leave, and parental leave, health protection at work, employment protection, nondiscrimination and child care.