The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) is a global network of individuals
& organisations concerned with the protection, promotion & support of breastfeeding worldwide.
WABA action is based on the Innocenti Declaration, the Ten Links for Nurturing the Future and the
Global Strategy for Infant & Young Child Feeding. WABA is in consultative status with UNICEF & an NGO
in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC).

Maternity Protection (MP) Campaign Kit

The Maternity Protection (MP) Campaign Kit was published in 2003 by the MPC. The kit serves as a useful tool for organising and implementing successful MP campaigns. This action kit aims to update breastfeeding advocates with the basic information about maternity protection, international law and the ILO, as well provide tips for successful campaigning. It also provides detailed information on breastfeeding and breastfeeding-related issues to the trade unions, government and employers. The goal of this MPC Campaign Kit is to help combine breastfeeding advocacy with advocacy for maternity protection. Breastfeeding advocacy has primarily come from the health and consumer communities, while maternity protection has been an issue more for the economic and labour sectors, especially the trade unions. The adoption in 2000 of new ILO Maternity Protection instruments, Convention 183 and Recommendation 191, and the adoption in 2002 of the WHO/UNICEF Global Strategy on Infant and Young Child Feeding give activists new reasons to plan joint actions and to assure a place for breastfeeding on the maternity protection agenda. The kit is currently available in Arabic, Bulgarian, English, French and Spanish.

Read this kit online by clicking the title of the sections below. To download any of these sections for off-line reading, please right-click your mouse and choose "Save Target As..."


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