16 Jul World Breastfeeding Week 2015
Join WABA and other partners of the global Breastfeeding Initiative for Child Survival (gBICS) in the WBW 2015 campaign calling for concerted global action to support women to combine breastfeeding and work. Whether a woman is working in the formal, non-formal or home setting, it is necessary that she has empowered in claiming her and her baby’s right to breastfeed. The Innocenti Declaration (1990) recognised that breastfeeding provides ideal nutrition for infants and contributes to their healthy growth and development. There is much that remains to be done despite 25 years of hard work, particularly on the fourth Innocenti target that calls on governments to “…enact imaginative legislation protecting the breastfeeding rights of working women and establish means for its enforcement”.
What you can do!
1) Visit the WBW Website: http://www.worldbreastfeedingweek.org/ – a one stop centre for information on the theme, and materials and resources you can download!
2) Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week by organising an event, or join a WBW event – and make a PLEDGE for your event so WABA can share it on our special Pledge Map on the WBW 2015 website. See the simple Pledge Form here: http://worldbreastfeedingweek.org/pdf/wbw2015-pledgeform.doc
3) Share information on World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) 2015 with your family, friends, colleagues, in your workplaces, with local authorities, your governments etc.
4) Once you have organised your event, send us your report (a report guide will be provided on the website), and in return we will send you a specially created WBW 2015 Certificate acknowledging your wonderful efforts!
NB: WABA does not accept sponsorship of any kind from companies producing breastmilk substitutes, related equipment and complementary foods. WABA encourages all participants of World Breastfeeding Week to respect and follow this ethical position.
For more information contact: Jennifer Mourin, WABA WBW Global Coordinator.
Email: [email protected]