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Latest items for SAB-LAW-2

Sept. 1, 2017, 11:46 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: SAB-LAW-2

“Breastfeeding is protected by various laws in the Philippines, which grants mothers the right to breastfeed in public” (para 9).
Feb. 29, 2016, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: SAB-LAW-2

""Breastfeeding is not restricted in public. It is not illegal or considered indecent exposure. However, it is not common to see it occur in public, especially in the towns and in the cities. It will be more embarrassing there. In the villages, you will see this occur openly more often, but in other areas in Ukraine it is mostly done in private." Anna Cheburei" (17)
Sept. 27, 2012, 2:14 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: SAB-LAW-2

"The Employment Relations (Breaks, Infant Feeding, and Other Matters) Amendment Act of 2008 which promotes breastfeeding in the workplace" (2)
Aug. 9, 2011, 10:25 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: SAB-LAW-2

"Breastfeeding is not restricted at all, on the contrary is permitted and protected by the law (article 43 of the Constitution) and by the national institutions that protect infants, such as the ICBF (Instituto Colombiano de Bienestar Familiar), hospitals, and others. Also, the Constitutional Court in its precedents of law has determined two important concepts: the “maternity privilege” and the “reinforced work stability” for the women that are pregnant or breastfeeding, until the baby is 6 months old. These two concepts have established a special protection for women that protect them from restrictions or discriminations, and also from being fired from work. In Colombia, you may find initiatives such as ...more
Sept. 28, 2010, 12:08 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: SAB-LAW-2

"The law protects pregnancy, maternity, breastfeeding" (2). "Organic Law 3 / 2007 of 22 March for the effective equality between women and men: Art.8: Discrimination because of pregnancy or maternity. Any unfavorable treatment of women related to pregnancy or maternity constitutes direct discrimination on grounds of sex" (2)
Sept. 24, 2010, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Bahamas
Variables: SAB-LAW-2

"The Bahamas has not ratified ILO Convention 183 and Recommendation 191 the Maternity Protection Convention which supports breastfeeding for working mothers. The country's maternity leave legislation and its HIV and Infant feeding policy both create an enabling environment to support ratification. Ratification would strengthen the principle of daily breastfeeding breaks for working women" (100). "Lactation management programme: This programme encourages the creation of breastfeeding-friendly environments throughout the Bahamas. Women are encouraged to exclusively breast feed their children for at least the first six months of life. In the year 2002, legislation increased provisions of maternity leave and provided twelve (12) weeks paid maternity leave every three (3) years, facilitating women ...more
Sept. 10, 2010, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: SAB-LAW-2

In 2007, the New South Wales Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 was amended to specifically prohibit discrimination in public life on the grounds of breastfeeding, which includes the act of expressing milk. (13) In 2007, Western Australia reviewed its Equal Opportunity Act 1984. The review recommended that the Act include breastfeeding as a ground of unlawful discrimination, and that government departments and agencies show how they are identifying and eliminating discriminating practices and promoting equal outcomes for women as employees and as their clients. (14) In April 2008, family-friendlier sitting hours were introduced in the New South Wales Parliament, which is also accredited by the Australian Breastfeeding Association as a breastfeeding-friendly workplace. ...more
Aug. 19, 2010, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: SAB-LAW-2

"Articles 184 provides for one hour per day during working hours for mothers whobreastfeed their children for one year from the date of child delivery" (par. 2).
March 6, 2010, 7:33 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: SAB-LAW-2

According to the 2008 Benefits Survey from the Society for Human Resource Management for human resource professionals,starting in 2008 25% of their organizations offer a lactation program or designated area for breast feeding (57).
Feb. 13, 2010, 11:11 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: SAB-LAW-1, SAB-LAW-2

“The Ministry of Health Breast-feeding Policy was launched in August 2001. All four government hospitals have adopted the WHO/UNICEF 10 steps to successful breast-feeding. Since 2000, health care staff involved in the management of pregnant and postnatal mothers and newborn infants have undergone an 18-hour lactation management training session. The International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes is incorporated in the Ministry of Health Breast-feeding Policy. Maternity leave has been increased to 56 days; it was formerly 28 days before delivery and one month after delivery. Mothers can also add their annual leave to these days. It is possible to take a short leave of absence during working time to ...more
Jan. 28, 2010, 10:53 a.m.
Countries: Cyprus
Variables: SAB-LAW-2

"Protection of breastfeeding is largely based on the elimination of obstacles through full implementation of the International Code and maternity protection legislation. A role is played also by protection from discrimination against breastfeeding in public, biased media portrayals and free formula milk schemes for disadvantaged groups" (22).
Jan. 28, 2010, 10:53 a.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: SAB-LAW-2

"Protection of breastfeeding is largely based on the elimination of obstacles through full implementation of the International Code and maternity protection legislation. A role is played also by protection from discrimination against breastfeeding in public, biased media portrayals and free formula milk schemes for disadvantaged groups" (22).
Jan. 28, 2010, 10:53 a.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: SAB-LAW-2

"Protection of breastfeeding is largely based on the elimination of obstacles through full implementation of the International Code and maternity protection legislation. A role is played also by protection from discrimination against breastfeeding in public, biased media portrayals and free formula milk schemes for disadvantaged groups" (22).
Jan. 28, 2010, 10:53 a.m.
Countries: Estonia
Variables: SAB-LAW-2

"Protection of breastfeeding is largely based on the elimination of obstacles through full implementation of the International Code and maternity protection legislation. A role is played also by protection from discrimination against breastfeeding in public, biased media portrayals and free formula milk schemes for disadvantaged groups" (22).
Jan. 28, 2010, 10:53 a.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: SAB-LAW-2

"Protection of breastfeeding is largely based on the elimination of obstacles through full implementation of the International Code and maternity protection legislation. A role is played also by protection from discrimination against breastfeeding in public, biased media portrayals and free formula milk schemes for disadvantaged groups" (22).
Jan. 28, 2010, 10:53 a.m.
Countries: France
Variables: SAB-LAW-2

"Protection of breastfeeding is largely based on the elimination of obstacles through full implementation of the International Code and maternity protection legislation. A role is played also by protection from discrimination against breastfeeding in public, biased media portrayals and free formula milk schemes for disadvantaged groups" (22).
Jan. 28, 2010, 10:53 a.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: SAB-LAW-2

"Protection of breastfeeding is largely based on the elimination of obstacles through full implementation of the International Code and maternity protection legislation. A role is played also by protection from discrimination against breastfeeding in public, biased media portrayals and free formula milk schemes for disadvantaged groups" (22).
Jan. 28, 2010, 10:53 a.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: SAB-LAW-2

"Protection of breastfeeding is largely based on the elimination of obstacles through full implementation of the International Code and maternity protection legislation. A role is played also by protection from discrimination against breastfeeding in public, biased media portrayals and free formula milk schemes for disadvantaged groups" (22).
Jan. 28, 2010, 10:53 a.m.
Countries: Hungary
Variables: SAB-LAW-2

"Protection of breastfeeding is largely based on the elimination of obstacles through full implementation of the International Code and maternity protection legislation. A role is played also by protection from discrimination against breastfeeding in public, biased media portrayals and free formula milk schemes for disadvantaged groups" (22).
Jan. 28, 2010, 10:53 a.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: SAB-LAW-2

"Protection of breastfeeding is largely based on the elimination of obstacles through full implementation of the International Code and maternity protection legislation. A role is played also by protection from discrimination against breastfeeding in public, biased media portrayals and free formula milk schemes for disadvantaged groups" (22).
Jan. 28, 2010, 10:53 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: SAB-LAW-2

"Protection of breastfeeding is largely based on the elimination of obstacles through full implementation of the International Code and maternity protection legislation. A role is played also by protection from discrimination against breastfeeding in public, biased media portrayals and free formula milk schemes for disadvantaged groups" (22).
Jan. 28, 2010, 10:53 a.m.
Countries: Latvia
Variables: SAB-LAW-2

"Protection of breastfeeding is largely based on the elimination of obstacles through full implementation of the International Code and maternity protection legislation. A role is played also by protection from discrimination against breastfeeding in public, biased media portrayals and free formula milk schemes for disadvantaged groups" (22).
Jan. 28, 2010, 10:53 a.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: SAB-LAW-2

"Protection of breastfeeding is largely based on the elimination of obstacles through full implementation of the International Code and maternity protection legislation. A role is played also by protection from discrimination against breastfeeding in public, biased media portrayals and free formula milk schemes for disadvantaged groups" (22).
Jan. 28, 2010, 10:53 a.m.
Countries: Luxembourg
Variables: SAB-LAW-2

"Protection of breastfeeding is largely based on the elimination of obstacles through full implementation of the International Code and maternity protection legislation. A role is played also by protection from discrimination against breastfeeding in public, biased media portrayals and free formula milk schemes for disadvantaged groups" (22).
Jan. 28, 2010, 10:53 a.m.
Countries: Malta
Variables: SAB-LAW-2

"Protection of breastfeeding is largely based on the elimination of obstacles through full implementation of the International Code and maternity protection legislation. A role is played also by protection from discrimination against breastfeeding in public, biased media portrayals and free formula milk schemes for disadvantaged groups" (22).
Jan. 28, 2010, 10:53 a.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: SAB-LAW-2

"Protection of breastfeeding is largely based on the elimination of obstacles through full implementation of the International Code and maternity protection legislation. A role is played also by protection from discrimination against breastfeeding in public, biased media portrayals and free formula milk schemes for disadvantaged groups" (22).
Jan. 28, 2010, 10:53 a.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: SAB-LAW-2

"Protection of breastfeeding is largely based on the elimination of obstacles through full implementation of the International Code and maternity protection legislation. A role is played also by protection from discrimination against breastfeeding in public, biased media portrayals and free formula milk schemes for disadvantaged groups" (22).
Jan. 28, 2010, 10:53 a.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: SAB-LAW-2

"Protection of breastfeeding is largely based on the elimination of obstacles through full implementation of the International Code and maternity protection legislation. A role is played also by protection from discrimination against breastfeeding in public, biased media portrayals and free formula milk schemes for disadvantaged groups" (22).
Jan. 28, 2010, 10:53 a.m.
Countries: Slovakia
Variables: SAB-LAW-2

"Protection of breastfeeding is largely based on the elimination of obstacles through full implementation of the International Code and maternity protection legislation. A role is played also by protection from discrimination against breastfeeding in public, biased media portrayals and free formula milk schemes for disadvantaged groups" (22).
Jan. 28, 2010, 10:53 a.m.
Countries: Slovenia
Variables: SAB-LAW-2

"Protection of breastfeeding is largely based on the elimination of obstacles through full implementation of the International Code and maternity protection legislation. A role is played also by protection from discrimination against breastfeeding in public, biased media portrayals and free formula milk schemes for disadvantaged groups" (22).