Women and Work – News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Mother’s Day 2014

    May 11, 2014

    WABA Statement on Mother’s Day 2014 WABA is pleased to share with you a Mother’s Day message from our Mother Support Task Force. The message has been translated into 4 different languages. To read the full message, please click the links below: English

  • International Labour Day 2014

    May 1, 2014

    WABA Statement on International Labour Day 2014 Simple measures can plug widening gender gap in employment The gender gap in employment has widened during the Global Economic Crisis. In April 2014 Guy Rider, the ILO Director-General is quoted as saying “Inequalities have widened and the wage share in GDP fallen in many countries, including the world’s largest ...