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Latest items for SAB-PRACTICE-1

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 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).
Feb. 1, 2019, 2:36 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2016, the Ministry of Health (MoH) established the National Nutrition Programme II (NNP II) and the National Guideline on Adolescent, Maternal, Infant, and Young Child Nutrition (AMIYCN) (FDRE 2106b) to promote optimal feeding and care practices that follow international recommendations. Mothers are encouraged to breastfeed exclusively until the child is age 6 months without adding any water, other fluids or foods, and to continue breastfeeding until the child turns age 2" (190).
Jan. 9, 2019, 11:12 a.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1

In secure spaces chosen in consultation with communities, Safe Space staff educates girls about sexual and reproductive health, self-esteem, their rights, money management, public speaking and literacy. In 2014 and 2015, over 10,000 girls completed the program (para 13).
Jan. 8, 2019, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1

"Girls supported by Plan International have been at the forefront of the campaign to make sanitary pads free. Joyce, 14, petitioned the government on the International Day of the Girl last year demanding action. Today, she says: 'I feel so happy that the government listened to girls and is taking the step towards making Kenya a better place for all girls'" (para 2-4). "'Menstruation is linked to girls’ dignity and has a tremendous impact on their access to education and performance in school as girls will often miss days when they are menstruating,' says Mr Reinius. 'This is a pioneering step which will ensure that more girls can secure their...more
Jan. 7, 2019, 12:03 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1

“Child marriage practices in Malaysia are often driven by poverty, patriarchal structures, customs and misconceptions around pre-marital sex.'To help a child climb out of poverty, you must educate her, not marry her,' one 15-year-old bride told the Special Rapporteur" (para 3-4) Sex education is considered taboo (AMG-CODER COMMENT). "De Boer-Buquicchio said there were encouraging discussions nationally spearheaded by the Deputy Prime Minister to raise the minimum age of marriage for girls and boys and the momentum must be seized to put an end to this harmful practice that affects children irreparably" (para 5).
Jan. 7, 2019, 11:47 a.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1

"The Malian Association for the Defence of Human Rights described Tuesday’s stoning as 'cowardly murder. This is barbaric. The people who did this should be arrested and put on trial,' said Oumar Diakite, an AMDH official" (para 8-9).
Dec. 14, 2018, 8:25 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1

“Algerian authorities [have] banned female public sector employees from wearing full-face veils, or niqabs, at work. Prime Minister Ahmed Ouayhia publicized the decision in a letter to ministers and regional governors in the Muslim-majority country last Thursday. Civil servants, he wrote, need to 'observe the rules and requirements of security and communication within their department.' He said public sector workers needed to be able to be 'physically identifiable' while in the workplace. The ban has been met with both positive and negative reactions on social media, with some hailing it as progressive while others called it an attempt to control women and what they choose to wear. According to Arabic...more
Dec. 14, 2018, 4:36 p.m.
Countries: Libya

"Colonel Qaddafi, in his bizarre style, had opened opportunities for women in ways that few other Arab strongmen ever did. “It is an undisputed fact that both man and woman are human beings,” Colonel Qaddafi wrote in the Green Book, his magnum opus of philosophical musings. He expanded women’s education, sharply reduced illiteracy among women, enabled women to enter new professions, and conspicuously included uniformed women in both the army and the police" (3).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:20 a.m.
Countries: France
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1

"French President Emmanuel Macron has unveiled a gender-balanced cabinet in accordance with an earlier pledge, with 11 of 22 posts taken by women" (para 1). The fact that the party in power had made a pledge to create a more gender-balanced cabinet indicates that gender-issues are a topic of discourse within the society and the parties are taking it seriously (AA-CODER COMMENT).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:45 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1

"The NGO reported that expanded public awareness campaigns increased the number of requests for assistance it received each year" (39). These calls are in relation to sexual and domestic violence (AA-CODER COMMENT).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:39 a.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1

"Officials acknowledged domestic violence as a significant social concern, and the media discussed it openly" (39).
July 6, 2018, 6:49 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1

"As regards the provision of maternity, paternity and breastfeeding leave . . . It also provides for parental subsidies for the care of newborns, reducing the working day by half for fathers or mothers, until the newborn is six months old . . . adoptive parents are entitled to work half-time (equivalent to the half-time schedule for breastfeeding)" (page 26).
May 31, 2018, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1

"Thirty-six percent of mothers reported that they were counselled about breastfeeding within 2 days after delivery, and a similar percentage of mothers reported that a provider observed them breastfeeding their newborns (35%)" (page 175).
May 4, 2018, 10:03 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1

"The Australian National Breastfeeding Strategy 2010–2015 was endorsed by Australian Government and state and territory government health ministers in 2009. It provides a framework to address the protection, promotion, support and monitoring of breastfeeding in the community" (Pg 35). "Understanding community attitudes is important for shaping and influencing future initiatives to prevent violence against women. Vic Health has managed the National Survey on Community Attitudes Towards Violence Against Women (NCAS) which establishes a benchmark against which attitudinal changes can be closely monitored over time. A national survey was conducted in 2009 and results were compared with an equivalent national survey conducted in 1995. Data collection was completed in June 2013...more
April 17, 2018, 4:59 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1

"The Government of Tanzania developed the National Nutrition Strategy (NNS) to put forward the priorities for July 2011 to June 2016 . . . The targets to be achieved by 2015 were as follows: . . . Increase prevalence of exclusive breastfeeding in children <6 months from 50% (2010) to 60% . . . Behaviour change and service provision objectives: Increase the proportion of infants age less than 6 months who are exclusively breastfed from 41% to 60%. Increase the proportion of infants age 4-5 months who are exclusively breastfed from 13.5% to 25%." (page 8-9). "Key RMNCAH Strategy 2: Scale up the child health programme. . . . Scale...more
March 9, 2018, 8:49 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1

"During the period covered by the present report, the competent agencies implemented programmes and machineries to improve women's health, including…National Programme to Support Natural Breast-Feeding" (42).
March 7, 2018, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1

"Between 2013 and 2015 the number of women who attend pregnancies increased, the number of prenatal consultations is on average 8.2, the attention to birth and maternal lactation is rising, and this last was accompanied by two strategies: Children's Friend Hospital Initiative and milk banks (IMSS operates 43 of these hospitals and one milk bank)" (page 25-26).
Feb. 27, 2018, 11:14 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1

"Among other actions taken have been awareness and information, education and communication (IEC) campaigns to spur behavioural change in relation to harmful traditional practices (female genital mutilation, early marriage/early motherhood); establishment of 6 February as the day of “zero tolerance for female genital mutilation”; promotion of breastfeeding, advocacy for the reduction of maternal mortality" (pg 19).
Feb. 23, 2018, 8:47 p.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1

"Also, “baby friendly hospital” technologies are successfully implemented, such as: early breast-feeding, skin to skin contact, exclusive breastfeeding of the newborn in maternity hospitals, etc" (Pg 34).
Jan. 8, 2018, 11:54 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1

"The Ministry of Health and Sports (MoHS) encourages facility delivery and supports the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (MoHS 2015a), in which early initiation of breastfeeding and rooming-in practices to increase bonding and protect newborns from harmful external environments are promoted" (164). "Myanmar complies with the National Strategy on Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) (2011-2016), which encourages mothers to breastfeed exclusively until the child is age 6 months without any water, other fluids, or food" (164).
Dec. 14, 2017, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1

At 16:29 of the video the woman being interviewed is breastfeeding her baby while a few girls are present (ENB-Coder Comment)
Oct. 3, 2017, 3:27 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1

"Several women said that female hisbah [ISIS] officers monitored women’s clothing and behavior in clinics and hospitals. 'They hit my relative for breast-feeding in Hawija hospital,' a 50-year-old woman from Shirqat said" (para 58).
Sept. 26, 2017, 7:45 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1

"Then came Germany’s division: The West revived the 19th century maxim of Kinder, Küche, Kirche — children, kitchen, church, while in the East, the Communists set up free day-care centers. Eastern mothers drove cranes and studied physics. Until 1977, western wives officially needed their husbands’ permission to work. By then, their peers in the East had a year of paid maternity leave and shorter work hours if they nursed" (para 26-27).
Sept. 1, 2017, 11:47 a.m.
Countries: Romania
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1

“Dozens of Romanian mothers gathered at a museum in Bucharest to breastfeed their babies to promote the freedom of mothers to breastfeed in public. Mothers dressed in embroidered traditional peasant blouses sat, chatted and fed their children Saturday at the event at the picturesque Village Museum” (para 13-14). “Alexandra Hulea, a 31-year-old marketing specialist, still feeds her 13-month-old twins Eva and Dominic. She says 'people look strangely at you, but I don't care because my children are my priority’” (para 15). “She [Pediatrician Iulia Balint-Boia] added, 'It [breastfeeding] benefits both mothers and children, but not everyone is used to seeing it in our society’” (para 17).
Sept. 1, 2017, 11:46 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1

“In the Philippines 500 women attended the 'Hakab Na! 2016' event in Pasig City, east of Manila, on Saturday. The fourth annual event of 'Hakab', which means to cling tightly to the body, was organised by non-government organisation Breastfeeding Pinays. Mothers proudly breastfed their children while holding up signs such as 'breast is best', 'new generation mums love breastfeeding' and 'breastfeeding is nation building’. One mother said she was proud to have breastfed her daughter for more than three years” (para 5-8).
Sept. 1, 2017, 11:41 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1

“India's health minister JP Nadda said in New Delhi on Friday that promoting breastfeeding in the country is imperative” (para 20).
Dec. 10, 2016, 1:54 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1

"Norway's right-wing government on Wednesday announced plans to ban the full-face Islamic veil from classrooms and university lecture halls. Education Minister Torbjorn Roe Isaksen, quoted in the Vart Land newspaper, said the government was seeking 'national regulations prohibiting the full-face veil in schools and universities'. Muslim women are rarely seen wearing such veils in Norway, let alone in schools. But the issue has come up recently in political debates, with less than a year to go before parliamentary elections" (Para 1-3).
Nov. 27, 2016, 12:47 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1

"'A Qazi has to speak about truthfulness and rights. In Ayats of Quran, rights are clearly mentioned. We will put our efforts to ensure women get the rights related to marriages, talaq and mehar along with other issues,' she said. Elaborating on mehar, which was part of the curriculum during the two-year training, Jahan Ara said: 'It should not be less than one-year salary of bridegroom. Mehar is a right of a woman at the time of marriage." Jahan Ara added, "Quran spoke about mehar for financial safety of a woman entering into marriage.' Jahan Ara and Afroz Begum were sent for training by Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan, which concluded...more
Oct. 8, 2016, 4:08 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1

“Almost all children (95%) are breastfed at some point in their life. Two-thirds of infants under 6 months are exclusively breastfed” (163). “Table 11.2 shows that 95% of last-born children who were born in the 2 years before the survey were breastfed at some point in their life. Differences by background characteristics generally were not large, although infants whose mothers had more than secondary education were least likely to have ever been breastfead (88%)” (166, 167).