Feminists have long been lobbying for obstetric violence to be recognised as a form of gender-based violence (GBV). We welcome the 2022 Presidential Summit on GBV and Femicide’s conclusion that obstetric violence is gender-based violence.
In the absence of a comprehensive plan that centres mothers as the ‘breastfeeders’, it is highly unlikely that South Africa will meet the WHO’s global target of 70% for exclusive breastfeeding by 2030. As a movement of mothers and mother-supporters, and working for mothers and their families, we are committed to the work of making these positive challenges a reality.
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Embrace, the Movement for Mothers, notes with great concern reports of foreign nationals who are denied access to healthcare in South African facilities.
Z is for Zero Judgment
Y is for Yield
X is for eXpressing
Studies have shown that organisational and managerial support for the implementation of mother-friendly workplace policies have a positive impact on the duration of exclusive breastfeeding among female employees, and contributes to improved job satisfaction, as well as better staff retention. At the same time, research shows that South African workplace remains largely unaccommodating to breastfeeding employees. As a result, lactating employees are forced to abandon breastfeeding when they return to work.
W is for Water
V is for Village