World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) May, 2013

 

International Labour Day- 1st May 2013 

"Countries need to improve their national laws on maternity protection and should aim to ratify ILO Convention C183 for all working women.”

On the eve of International Labour Day on 1st of May 2013, World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) reiterates its stand that all countries in the world should improve their legislation on maternity protection and ratify the most recent ILO convention on maternity protection for working women (C183, 2000) as a step towards addressing the problems that working mothers all over the world have to face during pregnancy, childbirth and the post-partum period.
The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) reiterates its stand that all countries in the world should improve their legislation on maternity protection and ratify the most recent ILO convention on maternity protection for working women (C183, 2000) as a step towards addressing the problems that working mothers all over the world have to face during pregnancy, childbirth and the post-partum period. WABA acknowledges the basic rights of all working women who seek to manage simultaneously their dual roles as mothers and workers. These rights include the right to work and to work in decent conditions without discrimination, the right to have children while working, the right to a healthy environment at the workplace and during the maternity period, the right to a decent standard of living, the right to breastfeed their child, including at work where appropriate.

Reference: The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA)