Women and Work – News

  • 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 ...

  • ICPD Beyond 2014 Expert Meeting on Women’s Health – rights, empowerment and social determinants 30th September – 2nd October, Mexico City

    April 5, 2014

    From 30th September to 2nd October UNFPA in collaboration with WHO convened an expert consultation meeting on Women’s Health- rights, empowerment and social determinants. Please click here for more information about how does breastfeeding contribute to women’s health and fertility. For more information about the meeting, please visit ICPD page

  • International Women’s Day Equality for women is progress for all

    March 8, 2014

    In conjunction with International Women’s Day (IWD) which falls on 8th March, WABA invites you to take this time to reflect on the social changes necessary to ensure full economic, political and social equality for all women – especially breastfeeding mothers who face numerous challenges in their quest to provide the best for their children ...