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Breastfeeding and human rights

When:
December 10, 2017 @ 10:00 am
2017-12-10T10:00:00+00:00
2017-12-10T10:30:00+00:00
Where:
The Black Box
Cost:
Free

24293958_748656395344709_6583723386537738837_nBreastfeeding and human rights

Breastival Belfast and the Centre for Children’s Rights present a panel discussion on the right to support and protection for those who choose to breastfeed and unbiased information on alternatives to breastmilk for those who need it. Come early to enjoy a coffee and chat with other families, everyone welcome.
The UN convention on the rights of the child, article 24 speaks of the: “right of the child to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health… States Parties shall pursue full implementation of this right and, in particular, shall take appropriate measures… To ensure that all segments of society, in particular parents and children, are informed, have access to education and are supported in the use of basic knowledge of child health and nutrition, the advantages of breastfeeding…”. In practice, this right needs to translate into support and protection for the mother/child dyad that chooses to breastfeed and unbiased information on alternatives to breastmilk for those who need it. The panel will discuss how far we in Northern Ireland have come in recent years to uphold that right and what more needs to be done to ensure these rights are protected.
http://breastivalbelfast.co.uk/
http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/CentreforChildrensRights/
WITH THANKS to Typhaine Le Gallo www.facebook.com/typhaineillustration

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