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Let All Employers Make It Normal For Mothers To Breastfeed At Work

Let All Employers Make It Normal For Mothers To Breastfeed At Work

The annual World Breastfeeding Week is usually marked on August 1-7. This week aims at creating awareness on the enormous benefits of breastfeeding to the welfare and health of babies. This is in addition to a bigger drive for maternal health focused on food security, good nutrition and poverty reduction. This year’s theme is “Empower […]

KLM Shamed For Kicking Against Breastfeeding On The Plane

KLM Shamed For Kicking Against Breastfeeding On The Plane

Dutch airline KLM faced sharp criticism on Wednesday for its “antiquated values” after cabin crew told a breastfeeding woman to cover herself up to spare the blushes of other passengers. Women’s rights campaigners reacted angrily when KLM confirmed the policy on social media, saying the company was playing into stigma and mothers should never be […]

The Rules Of Breastfeeding – Taking The Conscious Path Against Body Shaming Women

The Rules Of Breastfeeding – Taking The Conscious Path Against Body Shaming Women

It should not be a surprise to anyone that women in tech face a myriad of challenges today. Even though 75% of young girls show interest in STEM, only 0.4% of college women major in computer science. We start 17% of companies but only receive 2% of funding. We are systematically passed over for promotions. These are enduring, systemic problems […]

Kenya: Counties To Build Breast Feeding Zones, Baby Care Centres

Kenya: Counties To Build Breast Feeding Zones, Baby Care Centres

All counties will be forced to build breast feeding and baby care centres in major towns to help working women attend to their children. The Senate Labour Committee chaired by Stewart Madzayo has supported a petition by two Kenyans seeking to ensure that — just like smoking zones — specific areas should be designated for […]

Kenyan MPs approve bill to have employers provide breastfeeding stations

Kenyan MPs approve bill to have employers provide breastfeeding stations

Working mothers will be now be able to juggle between work and breastfeeding. MPs approved a historic provision on Tuesday that will make it mandatory for employers to provide breastfeeding stations for nursing mothers in the workplace. In another win for women, after Parliament passed the Matrimonial Property and Sexual Offences bills, MPs also approved […]