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Latest items for SAB-LAW-1

May 10, 2019, 3:08 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: SAB-LAW-1

"Aside from the Magna Carta of Women, exclusive and continued breastfeeding among women who will return to or resume work is well-supported by Republic Act 10028. Workplace policies on lactation breaks and establishment of lactation stations allow women who work, even in the informal sector, to manually hand express their breast milk. This ensures continuous emptying of their breasts, therefore increasing the supply of breast milk for their infants" (162).
April 11, 2019, 11:47 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1, SAB-LAW-1

"In order to combat malnutrition more effectively, several measures have been taken by the Government of Côte d’Ivoire. These include: (i) the 2013 decree regulating the marketing of breast-milk substitutes" (34).
March 13, 2019, 7:37 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: SAB-LAW-1

"Important legislative measures have been taken to enforce the content of this article, including the enactment of Act No. 1822/2017, extending maternity leave to eighteen weeks and paid paternity leave to eight working days, with incentives for proper early childhood care and attention. The aforementioned Act enshrines the prohibition of dismissal on the grounds of pregnancy or breastfeeding without the Ministry of Labour’s authorization and endorsement of just cause" (14). "The enactment of Act No. 1823/2017 is intended to promote environments that facilitate the practice of breastfeeding by women working in the governmental, private and community spheres through the strategy of human milk banks, which provides guidance to mothers in...more
March 1, 2019, 11:52 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1, SAB-LAW-1

"A woman employee is granted two hours per day for breastfeeding for a two-year period" (21).
Nov. 9, 2018, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: SAB-LAW-1

"Law on Labour Protection, in 2010, providing for measures for pregnant women, including increased maternity leave and breastfeeding breaks" (2).
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: SAB-LAW-1

“Workplace breastfeeding rights: Nineteen states and the District of Columbia have passed laws providing workplace breastfeeding rights (such as break times and a private space for pumping breast milk): Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Vermont, and Virginia” (99)
July 11, 2018, 8 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: SAB-LAW-1

"Act No. 19.161 of 1 November 2013, providing for maternity, paternity and breastfeeding leave" (page 2).
June 28, 2018, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: SAB-LAW-1

"The Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW) makes it unlawful to discriminate against a person on a number of grounds, including pregnancy and breastfeeding, disability, race, sexual harassment, age, homosexuality, carers’ responsibilities, marital or domestic status and transgender" (B). "The Tasmania Anti-Discrimination Act 1998 prohibits: discrimination on the basis of gender, pregnancy, breastfeeding, marital status, family responsibilities and parental status" (D). "The Anti-Discrimination Act 1992 (NT) protects from unfair discrimination on grounds of race, sex, sexuality, age, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, breastfeeding, impairment, trade union or employer association activity, religious belief or activity, irrelevant criminal record, political opinion, affiliation or activity, irrelevant medical record, or association with person with an above attribute,...more
June 26, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: SAB-LAW-1

"Ninety-six per cent of New Zealand’s maternity facilities are Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative accredited which means they uphold and follow the World Health Organization (WHO) Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding. MOH continues to proactively implement and monitor the WHO International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes which aims to protect, support and promote breastfeeding" (page 28). "Need to address the challenge of paid parental leave terms for breastfeeding mothers" (page 54).
Sept. 1, 2017, 11:46 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: SAB-LAW-1

“Breastfeeding is protected by various laws in the Philippines, which grants mothers the right to … taking breastfeeding breaks at work” (para 9). “The Milk Code of the Philippines prohibits the advertising of infant formula or bottle teats for infants under two years old” (para 12).
Dec. 2, 2016, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Slovenia
Variables: SAB-LAW-1

"With the new Employment Relationships Act, the right to a breastfeeding break during working time, afforded to female workers who breast-feed and work full time, has been defined in terms of duration and cannot be shorter than one hour per day. Article 188 lays down that a female worker who breast-feeds is entitled to this right until the child is 18 months old. Under previously applicable Act, she was entitled to this right for the whole period of breast-feeding" (35)
Aug. 29, 2016, 10:29 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: SAB-LAW-1

Nursing mothers are entitled to nursing breaks in the workplace (247).
Aug. 29, 2016, 10:26 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: SAB-LAW-1

Nursing mothers are not entitled to nursing breaks in the workplace (245).
Aug. 29, 2016, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: SAB-LAW-1

Nursing mothers are entitled to nursing breaks in the workplace (245).
Aug. 29, 2016, 10:23 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: SAB-LAW-1

Nursing mothers are entitled to nursing breaks in the workplace in West Bank and Gaza (243).
Aug. 21, 2016, 11:20 a.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: SAB-LAW-1

Nursing mothers are entitled to nursing breaks in the workplace (243).
Aug. 21, 2016, 11:18 a.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: SAB-LAW-1

Nursing mothers are entitled to nursing breaks in the workplace (241).
Aug. 21, 2016, 11:16 a.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: SAB-LAW-1

Nursing mothers are entitled to nursing breaks in the workplace (241).
Aug. 21, 2016, 11:14 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: SAB-LAW-1

Nursing mothers are entitled to nursing breaks in the workplace (239).
Aug. 21, 2016, 11:12 a.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: SAB-LAW-1

Nursing mothers are entitled to nursing breaks in the workplace (239).
Aug. 21, 2016, 11:10 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: SAB-LAW-1

Nursing mothers are entitled to nursing breaks in the workplace (235).
Aug. 21, 2016, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: SAB-LAW-1

Nursing mothers are not entitled to nursing breaks in the workplace (237).
Aug. 21, 2016, 11:05 a.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: SAB-LAW-1

Nursing mothers are not entitled to nursing breaks in the workplace (235).
Aug. 21, 2016, 11 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: SAB-LAW-1

Nursing mothers are entitled to nursing breaks in the workplace (237).
Aug. 21, 2016, 10:50 a.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: SAB-LAW-1

Nursing mothers are entitled to nursing breaks in the workplace (233).
Aug. 21, 2016, 10:42 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: SAB-LAW-1

Nursing mothers are entitled to nursing breaks in the workplace (233).
Aug. 21, 2016, 10:40 a.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: SAB-LAW-1

Nursing mothers are not entitled to nursing breaks in the workplace (231).
Aug. 21, 2016, 10:38 a.m.
Countries: Togo
Variables: SAB-LAW-1

Nursing mothers are entitled to nursing breaks in the workplace (229).
Aug. 21, 2016, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: SAB-LAW-1

Nursing mothers are not entitled to nursing breaks in the workplace (227).
Aug. 21, 2016, 10:33 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: SAB-LAW-1

Nursing mothers are entitled to nursing breaks in the workplace (227).