The theme of the 2023 World Breastfeeding Week (the annual event run by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action that started in 1992) is ‘Making a Difference for Working Parents’
Some of the social media resources and events taking place:
TODAY. 3rd Aug: REGISTER HERE for theGlobal Breastfeeding Coalition event
WABA social media resources and Folder can be found HERE
UNICEF ‘s Facebook Page UNICEF landing page for resources and videos of mothers’ perspectives on combining breastfeeding and work.
Joint UNICEF-WHO letter calling for governments and employers to protect and support breastfeeding in the workplace
Global Breastfeeding Coalition social media toolkit here in all UN languages.
REGISTER HERE for the GBC event 3rd Aug
Katie Pereira-Kotze from the Baby Feeding Law Group will be doing a presentation on “Importance of maternity leave and workplace accommodations..”
The webinar will feature mothers experiences combining work and breastfeeding, new ideas from countries who have used evidence-based policies to make breastfeeding work. updated maternity leave recommendations and resources to support advocacy
Listen to David McCoy and Patti Rundall on People’s Dispatch – the new website from People’s Health Movement.
Webinar by ARUGAAN IBFAN PHILIPPINES
Bangladesh WBW poster
IBFAN Mexico, will focus on the informal sector – more than thirteen million women working outside the home are in the informal sector and produce half of the 22 per cent of GDP1 that the informal economy contributes. Working women perform more than three quarters of domestic work, which, if properly accounted, would be equivalent to an additional quarter of the national GDP. 11,474,983 women are heads of household2 and are therefore also the main breadwinners for thei familiess.
Opening session of the WBW in Brazil in PAHO- Brasilia,