World Breastfeeding Week 2009 • 1-7 August 2009
WBW around the World
UNICEF Indonesia's plans for WBW 2009
1. Training of journalists, 1-2 August 2009
UNICEF in collaboration with Mercy Corps and the Coalition of Independent Journalists (KOJI) will conduct a training of 20 journalists from electronic and printed media with the following objectives:
The training includes a simulation exercise with resource persons who have real-life experience in emergencies, including government staff, health staff and mothers. The participants will be expected to produce actual news stories as a result of the exercise. Thus, we anticipate increased media coverage on IFE during the month of August (designated as National Breastfeeding Month in Indonesia) as well as overall increase in media awareness on the issue.
2. Dissemination of an advocacy toolkit, 1-7 August 2009
is developing an advocacy toolkit containing all essential references,
policy documents and training materials related to IFE. The toolkit
is designed to be a practical, user-friendly and compact guide for advocacy
and planning on IFE, including a mix of both electronic and printed
media. The target audience for the toolkit include key decision-makers
and program managers in both government and non-government institutions
who are usually involved in emergency response. UNICEF and the Ministry
of Women’s Empowerment will disseminate the toolkit during the WBW launch
workshop in Jakarta, which is tentatively scheduled for the first week
of August. Government, UN agencies, international and local NGOs can
use the toolkit to conduct further advocacy and trainings on IFE.
Hope you find this information useful. We will share the English version of the toolkit once finalized.
Thanks & regards,
World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) is a global network of
individuals and organisations concerned with the protection, promotion
and support of breastfeeding worldwide. WABA action is based on the
Declaration, the Ten
Links for Nurturing the Future and the Global
Strategy for Infant & Young Child Feeding. Its core partners
are IBFAN, LLLI, ILCA, Wellstart International and ABM. Find out more
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