Today marks the start of World Breastfeeding Week and Girls’ Globe is joining global efforts to normalize and encourage breastfeeding. We also want to speak openly about the challenges many women face when feeding her child, ranging from physical and psychological barriers to social discrimination and taboos.
This year’s theme is working women and breastfeeding and World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) specifically calls for:
- concerted global action to support women to combine breastfeeding and work, whether in the formal sector, non-formal sector, or at home
- ratification and implementation of maternity protection laws and regulations by governments, in line with the ILO Maternity Protection Convention
- inclusion of breastfeeding target indicators in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Do you want to join the efforts to normalize breastfeeding? Do you have a story to share about your experience with breastfeeding?
Here are ways you can get involved this week:
- Share a photo and quote using #WBW2015 and #GGBreastfeeding or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can publish it for you!
- Write a blog post about your experiences and share using #WBW2015 and #GGBreastfeeding
- Join the global conversation using #WBW2015 and #GGBreastfeeding
- Read more at worldbreastfeedingweek.org