Advocacy

  • Advocacy Toolkit: a guide to influencing decisions that improve children's lives

    UNICEF has an exceptional history of advocating to protect and promote children’s and women’s rights. The Advocacy Toolkit stems from this, systematizing and coordinating both internal and external advocacy expertise, as well developing a few innovative approaches. The Toolkit provides a set of practical tools to help UNICEF staff and partners in the development and management of their advocacy work.
  • Breastfeeding and the Convention on the Rights of the Child

    This is a report on Breastfeeding-Related recommendations from the 76th Session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child.

  • Advocacy How-To

    Results show that well-designed and implemented advocacy programs work. This guide draws from lessons learned and best practices from a multi-year regional nutrition advocacy initiative in Southeast Asia. The effort was focused on improving infant and young child feeding (IYCF) policies specifically,but the results and lessons learned are relevant for a broad range of public health advocacy efforts.

  • Breastfeeding Advocacy: Webinar Series

    The Global Breastfeeding Webinar Series offers training to breastfeeding advocates on how to utilize social media to promote, protect and support breastfeeding. Created in the lead-up to World Breastfeeding Week in August 2018, the Webinar Series,is intended for program managers, advocates and communicators who understand the need to boost the quantity and quality of content on breastfeeding.

  • Essential Nutrition Actions - Improving maternal, newborn, infant and young child health and nutrition

    This document provides a compact of WHO guidance on nutrition interventions targeting the first 1000 days of life. Focusing on this package of essential nutrition actions (ENA), policy-makers could reduce infant and child mortality, improve physical and mental growth and development, and improve productivity. 
     
  • Advocacy Brief: Breastfeeding and Early Childhood Development

    Breastfeeding is one of the first early childhood development interventions and helps prepare children for a prosperous future in a cost-effective way for families and societies. When countries, rich or poor, support breastfeeding through meaningful investments and programmes, it has an impact on their bottom lines and the health and well-being of women and children.

     

  • Advocacy Brief: Breastfeeding and the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes

    The aggressive marketing of breast-milk substitutes creates a major barrier to breastfeeding. The widespread promotion of BMS leads to the circulation of misinformation about breastfeeding which influences the decisions that families make about feeding their infants and young children. Breast-milk substitutes (BMS) include all milk products—such as infant formula, follow-up formula, and growing up milks— marketed for use by infants and children up to 36-months old.

     

  • Advocacy Brief: Breastfeeding and Gender Equality

    Millions of mothers around the world stop breastfeeding before they want to because they do not get the support and time they need to continue. This has resulted in low or stagnant breastfeeding rates worldwide, which leads to greater child mortality, malnutrition and chronic diseases.

     

    This advocacy briefs sets out the key messages and actions to address the impacts of gender inequality on breastfeeding.

  • Advocacy Brief: Breastfeeding in Emergency Situations

    In emergencies, breastfeeding remains the safest, most nutritious and reliable food source for infants under the age of six months. Breastfeeding in emergencies saves lives. 

     

    This advocacy briefs lays out the key messages and critical actions required to protect, promote and support breastfeeding adequately in emergency settings. 

  • GLAM Toolkit: Advocacy to Improve Access to Safe, Condom-Compatible Lubricant, Version 2.0

    The Global Lube Access Mobilization (GLAM) developed this toolkit to propose concrete strategies for increasing access to lubricants in Africa. The toolkit offers tools and ideas to help civil society and government partners secure affordable, sustainable supplies of condom-compatible lubricants.

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