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Latest items for SAB-PRACTICE-1

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).
Oct. 8, 2016, 4:07 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1

“Breastfeeding is almost universal in Bangladesh; 96 percent of children are breastfed during the first year of life and 87 percent of children are breastfed until age 2. Fifty-one percent of children are breastfed within one hour after birth, and 89 percent are breastfed within one day after delivery” (151). “Breastfeeding is almost universal in Bangladesh; 98 percent of last-born children who were born in the two years preceding the survey were breastfed at some point in their life. There are no marked differences by background characteristics in the proportion of children ever breastfed” (157). “The timing of initiation of breastfeeding varies by other background characteristics. Less likely to begin...more
Sept. 14, 2016, 4:05 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1

“Ninety-eight percent of children were reported to have been breastfed at some time” (175). “Sixty-nine percent of children are predominantly breastfed (breast milk and only plain water or non-milk liquids such as juice, clear broth, and other liquids); 13 percent of children under age 2 are bottle fed” (186).
Sept. 14, 2016, 3:55 p.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1

“Breastfeeding is common in Namibia, with 94 percent of children breastfed at some point during childhood. The median breastfeeding duration in Namibia is 16.8 months. Exclusive breastfeeding, on the other hand, is relatively short, with a median duration of less than one month” (xxiii). “Breastfeeding is nearly universal in Namibia, with 94 percent of children born in the five years preceding the survey having been breastfed at some time. By region, children ever breastfed ranges from 85 percent in Hardap to 97 percent in Kavango” (151). “The percentage of children who are breastfed early has decreased somewhat in the past five years, the decrease being more pronounced for children breastfed...more
Sept. 14, 2016, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1

“Almost all children in Ghana (98 percent) are breastfed at some point in their life. Fifty-two percent of children younger than 6 months were exclusively breastfed. The median duration of exclusive breastfeeding is about four months” (153). “Breastfeeding is almost universal in Ghana and over 98 percent of lastborn children born in the past two years preceding the 2014 GDHS have been breastfed at some point in time. The differences in any breastfeeding by background characteristic are minor” (158). “The trends data on initiation of breastfeeding indicate that the proportion of children ever breastfed has remained stable around 98 percent over the past decade. The percentage of children who started...more
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:50 a.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1

“Ninety-nine percent of children have ever been breastfed; however, only 61 percent of children less than age 6 months are exclusively breastfed. Complementary foods are generally introduced at the recommended age; 81 percent of breastfed children age 6-9 months received complementary foods in the 24 hours preceding the survey. Only 22 percent of children are fed in accordance with the three recommended infant and young child feeding practices” (xxiii). “Ninety-nine percent of children have ever been breastfed and 61 percent of children less than age 6 months are exclusively breastfed” (157). “Ninety-nine percent of children have been breastfed for some period of time, with negligible differences by background characteristics. Nearly...more
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:46 a.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1

“The median duration of any breastfeeding in Swaziland is almost 17 months (Table 11.4). Reflecting the tendency to initiate complementary feeds early, the median duration of exclusive breastfeeding is much shorter (0.7 months)” (148). “The median duration of predominant breastfeeding (exclusive breastfeeding or breastfeeding in combination with plain water, water-based liquids, or juices) is 1.6 months” (148).
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:45 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1

“Breastfeeding is nearly universal in the Philippines; 94 percent of children are ever breastfed” (137). “Table 11.1 shows that 94 percent of the last-born children under age two had been breastfed at some time (ever breastfed). Only 6 percent were not breastfed at all” (138).
July 27, 2016, 10:06 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1

“Breastfeeding is nearly universal in Bangladesh: 90 percent of children are breastfed until age 2, as recommended” (161). “Breastfeeding is almost universal in Bangladesh; 99 percent of last-born children who were born in the two years preceding the survey were breastfed at some point in their life, almost the same proportion as in the 2007 BDHS” (167, 168). “After remaining stagnant at around 40 percent for almost a decade, the rate of exclusive breastfeeding during the first 6 months of life increased by 21 percentage points, from 43 percent in the 2007 BDHS to 64 percent in the 2011 BDHS” (170). “However, an evaluation of a community-based program to improve...more
July 27, 2016, 10:05 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1

“Almost all children (97 percent) are breastfed at some point. Exclusive breastfeeding is uncommon, however; only 32 percent of children under age 6 months are exclusively breastfed. The median duration for exclusive breastfeeding among Sierra Leone children is 0.6 months, unchanged since 2008” (143).