Breastfeeding and Work - Let’s Make it Work!
The United Nations represented by the ILO, UNICEF and WHO call for a stronger support base in the Philippines to enable women to combine breastfeeding and work, in observance of Breastfeeding Awareness Month this August.
From workers in vulnerable employment
ILO activities in the Philippines are a good example of what can be done to facilitate the transition of workers in vulnerable employment, as they not only brought immediate income to typhoon victims, but also a guaranteed minimum wage, social protection and safety and health.
The ILO and its partners will convene to share key lessons, impact, and challenges in placing sustainable livelihood at the forefront of post-disaster relief, recovery, and development.
With an average of 20 typhoons a year, the Philippines is the third most disaster-prone country in the world. In recent years, storms have been getting stronger and more deadly. Helping stricken communities build back better, the ILO has been especially active over recent years in the Philippines, including responses to Super Typhoon Haiyan, the Bohol earthquake, civil unrest in Zamboanga and Typhoons Washi and Bopha.