Breast Feeding in Public, to Be or not to Be?

Breastfeeding in public is forbidden in some jurisdictions, not addressed by law in others, and a granted legal right in public and the workplace in yet others. Where it is a legal right, some mothers may nevertheless be reluctant to breastfeed, and some people may object to the practice. Many women have reported feeling uncomfortable breastfeeding in public, even doing so discreetly. But it is important to remember that you are feeding your baby. Breastfeeding is considered the healthiest … [Read more...]

Athena Gepte, Emergency Response Coordinator ACCORD

I'm writing today because I want to coordinate a surprise for my colleagues and volunteers responding to the typhoon here in the Philippines and I'm hoping to get your help. All you need to do is hit reply to this email to send a note of thanks to those who are giving their time to help. Just let them know what their work means to you. I'll make sure your note gets delivered into their hands where you're sure to boost spirits all around. One of the most remarkable aspects of working … [Read more...]

Philippines to end ban on formula milk aid

COMPOSTELA VALLEY, 30 April 2013 (IRIN) - Health authorities in the Philippines were vigilant in keeping out infant formula donations when Typhoon Bopha hit last December, but activists are concerned the infant formula industry will succeed in pushing through legislative changes that will allow formula donations in future emergencies, making it harder to convince women in those crises to continue exclusive breastfeeding. Breastfeeding - especially during emergencies - has been medically … [Read more...]

Policy for domestic workers, ”a matter of urgency” says ILO

Domestic workers in India have more than doubled in number since 2005. Talking to BBC World News, ILO's, Tine Staermose stressed the importance of policies aimed at protecting a very vulnerable section of the society. India's domestic workers are considered to ''uphold the economy'', with a rising population of over 10 million. Making decent work a reality for domestic workers worldwide: Domestic workers comprise a significant part of the global workforce in informal employment … [Read more...]

Heidi Lloce Mendoza – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this trail blazer, a woman took on a country so to Take Action to bring to the public corruption, misappropriation of funds, deceit and more.  Her brave, selfless actions carried her into the high realms of government, a journey to this level of power and prominence has never been an easy path. .... this Crusader is definitely a woman that is willing to rise above adversity for the betterment of … [Read more...]

JAPAN celebrates new Prime Minister, Mari Yamaguchi

Japan Government  Profile  2012 Country name conventional long form: none conventional short form: Japan local long form: Nihon-koku/Nippon-koku local short form: Nihon/Nippon Government type a parliamentary government with a constitutional monarchy Capital name: Tokyo geographic coordinates: 35 41 N, 139 45 E time difference: UTC+9 (14 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time) Administrative divisions 47 prefectures; Aichi, Akita, Aomori, Chiba, … [Read more...]

International treaty on domestic workers’ rights – UN

International treaty on domestic workers’ rights   September 2012 – A United Nations treaty which provides a set of international standards to improve the lives of millions of domestic workers worldwide has now been ratified by a second Member State, the Philippines, allowing it to come into force next year, the world body announced today. A domestic worker in India at the early stages of preparing rice for consumption. She will be paid 100 rupees after drying 80 kilograms of rice … [Read more...]

WOMAN of ACTION – Cheryl Perera

A Celebration of Women is inspired to Celebrate the Life of one of our Youngest Women taking action in this world, and listed in Canada's Cheryll has been active since she was 16 years old, working for the dignity and freedom of others girls and children, in general. This Gal is a True Spirit of Woman that Cares..... WOMAN of ACTION Cheryl Perera Cheryl Perera began speaking about the horrors of child sexual exploitation and sexual tourism in high school at the age of 16, … [Read more...]

The Philippines – Teaming up to provide Maternal Care post floods

  NORTHERN MINDANAO, Philippines -- In the midst of the severe flooding brought on by tropical storm Washi, Analiza Tumanda was resigned to the idea of giving birth on the rooftop of a neighbour’s house. But as raging floodwaters started sweeping away houses along the banks of Cagayan River, Analiza, her husband and their three children (ages 8, 6 and 3) were forced to flee, moving from one rooftop to anotheralong with neighbours. Although she was in her ninth month of pregnancy, she … [Read more...]

Independence Day in Philippines, Celebrate June 12, 2011

Independence Day Philippines June 12, 2011 One of the most significant dates in the Philippine’s history is Independence Day because it marks the nation’s independence from the Spanish rule on June 12, 1898. FilipinosCelebrate it annually on June 12. What do People do? Independence Day is a day when many people, including government officials, employees, and students, participate in nationwide parades. However, the main highlight is the police and military parade in … [Read more...]

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