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Rights of Mothers in Islam- Parents Rights -This Example will make you more Obedient than ever !
Rights of Mothers in Islam- Parents Rights -This Example will make you more Obedient than ever !
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Gun Rights Group Terrorizes Mothers Advocating for Gun Safety
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Mother
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A Mothers Rights are violated when it comes to Vaccination
A Mothers Rights are violated when it comes to Vaccination
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What about the Surrogate Mothers Rights?
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Human Rights Day at Fordham: Mothers of Bedford
Human Rights Day at Fordham: Mothers of Bedford
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Revert, My Non Muslim Mother Rejects Me    Rights of Non Muslim Mothers
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::2014/03/17::
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Mothers and babies press for breastfeeding rights
Mothers and babies press for breastfeeding rights
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Non-Biological Lesbian Mother Gets Same Rights as Birth Mother
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::2013/02/27::
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House Bill 1320 protects rights of nursing mothers
House Bill 1320 protects rights of nursing mothers
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Mothers on Child Visitation Rights
Mothers on Child Visitation Rights
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Child Custody Secrets - Mothers And Fathers Custody Rights
Child Custody Secrets - Mothers And Fathers Custody Rights
::2012/06/09::
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HireLyrics Sponsors Mothers Day Civil Rights Rally Families Fight Back DHS Demonic Horror Stories
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::2010/04/10::
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The Rights Islaam Gave To Mothers
The Rights Islaam Gave To Mothers
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::2014/03/14::
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true life tragedy and mother
true life tragedy and mother's rights part 1
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::2011/10/06::
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Working mothers allowed rights to pump breast milk on the job
Working mothers allowed rights to pump breast milk on the job
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Dagestan mothers for human rights - United Nations CSW58
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Mothers
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Mothers, Sisters, Grandmas, Daughters - Speech on Women
Mothers, Sisters, Grandmas, Daughters - Speech on Women's Rights
::2011/06/07::
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Cindy Fisher: A mothers
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I touched my mother
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::2012/07/27::
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THREE MOTHERS - FILM CLIP - all rights reserved www.blinddogfilms.ca
THREE MOTHERS - FILM CLIP - all rights reserved www.blinddogfilms.ca
::2010/07/24::
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Animal Rights Activists @ Central Park, Mothers Day. Protesting Horse & Carriages Again! peta, hsus,
Animal Rights Activists @ Central Park, Mothers Day. Protesting Horse & Carriages Again! peta, hsus,
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Paris, France, LGTB Demonstration Equal Rights, PMA, Surrogate Mothers .mp4
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Mothers Day Slide Show ( I dont own any rights to the songs)
Mothers Day Slide Show ( I dont own any rights to the songs)
::2013/05/15::
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Director Kamran Qureshi is speaking about Mothers, Eunuchs and Women rights at Live TV show in 2005
Director Kamran Qureshi is speaking about Mothers, Eunuchs and Women rights at Live TV show in 2005
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Happy Mother
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::2012/05/12::
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A Mother
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Mothers rally for childbirth rights in Tempe
Mothers rally for childbirth rights in Tempe
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NEW ORLEANS MOTHERS DAY SHOOTER FTW (menz rights)
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Rights Reporters: Community Strives to Save Mothers and Newborns
Rights Reporters: Community Strives to Save Mothers and Newborns
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David Allen - Mother
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Voicing breastefeeding rights of working mothers-Melinda Pereira on International women
Voicing breastefeeding rights of working mothers-Melinda Pereira on International women's day-2007
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A Mother
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პატიმარი დედები და მათი უფლებები - Prisoner mothers and their rights - patimari dedebi
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Colossus (the band) - Only fools tie mothers down fighting for the rights with hammers
Colossus (the band) - Only fools tie mothers down fighting for the rights with hammers
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Mr. T - Treat Your Mother Right
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Solidarity with" Mournful Mothers" of Iran inThe United Nations International Human Rights Day
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Mothers' rights movements have formed in various areas, focusing on workplace issues (labor rights), breast-feeding, and rights in family law. A number of organisations, including the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), are working to improve mother's rights and lower maternal (and infant) mortality around the world.[citation needed]

Infant formula[edit]

The WHO and UNICEF produced the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes (Marketing Code), the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, and the Innocenti Declaration (of 1990). These three actions are the international standards that many countries (over 65% of the 192 WHO member states) have enacted into their national laws. There are only nine countries in the WHO that have not taken action on the Marketing Code to give it effect. The U.S. is one of those nine. The Marketing Code is used to combat false and aggressive advertising tactics infant formula companies use to sell formula, including giving away just enough free formula that the breastmilk of new mothers dry up, falsely telling mothers they will not be able to produce enough breast milk to breastfeed their children, and falsely advertising that formula-fed children are smarter than breastfed children.[citation needed] The WHO has compared the current tactics by these companies, mostly U.S. based, to the tactics that led to the Nestlé boycott in 1977.[citation needed]

The year 2007 marks the 30th anniversary of the Nestlé boycott and the 20th anniversary of the Global Safe Motherhood Conference. In October 2007, the third decennial (occurring every ten years) conference will be held, entitled "Women Deliver."[citation needed]

In the United States[edit]

In the United States, unpaid family leave for 12 weeks is guaranteed for most employees of major companies by the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA). Flexible working hours may be arranged by individuals with no assistance from the government. Childcare can cost more than tuition at a public university.[1] In some states (notably Pennsylvania) a woman can be turned down for a job because she is a mother.[2] There is currently a movement towards improving this situation which is focusing on improving the situation state by state.

The National Partnership for Women & Families and other organizations have advocated for longer maternity leave and fairness in the workplace for mothers. The United States lags behind most other nations in granting paid maternity leave. Most countries guarantee paid leave, with many offering more than 3 months paid leave, the U.S. doesn't guarantee a single day of paid leave.

The U.S. has very high rates of Caesarean section,[3] epidural,[4] and induction.[5] In addition, the U.S. has large numbers of formula-fed infants (and thus lower numbers of breastfed children).[citation needed] The combination of these statistics has unfortunately resulted in relatively high infant and maternal mortality rates for an industrialized nation.[citation needed] The United States is currently rated below 35 other countries in the world in terms of infant mortality.[citation needed] The U.S. has a higher infant mortality rate than the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Portugal, Cuba, Taiwan, Aruba, and many others, including most of Europe.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Totah, Paul (2008). Parents and the High Price of Child Care: 2008 Update. National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies. p. 1. "In 44 states and the District of Columbia, the average annual price for child care for an infant in a child care center is higher than a year’s tuition at a four-year public college." 
  2. ^ Pennsylvania in Action! | Moms Rising
  3. ^ Rubin, Rita (January 7, 2008). "Answers prove elusive as C-section rate rises". usatoday.com. Retrieved March 30, 2009. 
  4. ^ Tillett, Jackie (July–September 2005). "Epidural Anesthesia: A Resource to Use Judiciously". Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing 9 (3): 207–209. 
  5. ^ Kirby, R. S. "Trends in labor induction in the United States: is it true that what goes up must come down?". Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care 31 (2): 148–151. 

Publications and External Links[edit]

  • The Motherhood Manifesto: What America's Moms Want and What to do About It, by Joan Blades and Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, National Books, NY 2006.
  • "Getting a Job: is there a motherhood penalty" by Shelley Correll [1]
  • "Expecting Better: A State by State Analysis of Parental Leave Programs" by Jodi Grant et al. [2]
  • "The Work, Family and Equity Index: Where does the United States Stand Globally?" by Jody Heymann et al. [www.mcgill.ca/files/ihsp/WFEI2007FEB.pdf] [Global Working Families http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/globalworkingfamilies/]
  • "Family Friendly Work Schedules" AFL-CIO [3]
  • "The High Cost of Childcare puts Quality Care Out of Reach for Many Families" by Karen Schulman (Washington DC, Children's Defence Fund, 2000) [4]
  • Battered Mothers Custody Conference
  • Mothers for Justice
  • 'Why can't I use my mother's name?' http://www.rediff.com/money/2003/aug/01spec2.htm
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