World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action February 2013

World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA)

 Comments by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) on DRAFT Report of the Global Thematic Consultation on Health (WHO, UNICEF, Governments of Botswana and Sweden

 WABA is pleased to note that health related goals will continue to be prominent in the  post 2015 agenda. There is still the “unfinished business” in relation to the current health Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). At the same time, more evidence now exists to support the fact that breastfeeding is a key intervention for infant and maternal health and survival, both in the short-term and long-term (including non-communicable diseases/NCDs).

 WABA Celebrates 22 years with “One Billion Rising” Campaign to End Violence Against Women!

 In conjunction with the 22nd Anniversary of WABA on Thursday, 14 February 2013, WABA is pleased to join with people around the world for “ONE BILLION RISING”, a global movement where women and men from 197 countries around the world will STRIKE-DANCE-RISE and demand an end to violence against women and girls around the world.

 WABA together with WCC (Women’s Centre for Change), successfully organised our supporters to dance to the One Billion Rising theme song, “Break the Chain”, where the dance moves symbolise the reclaiming of freedom from violence.

 WABA asserts that gender based violence has serious consequences on women’s reproductive health and life – including her right to breastfeed her children – and must be stopped!

 WABA firmly stands against all forms of violence against women and joins 1 Billion Rising Strike-Dance-Rise Campaign to ensure that women have the ability and right to live safe, healthy, meaningful and productive lives at home, at work and in their communities.