Gender responsive budgeting and breastfeeding policies: insights from the Asia-Pacific region

Crawford School of Public Policy | Tax and Transfer Policy Institute
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Event details


Date & time

Monday 11 September 2017


Weston Theatre, Level 1, JG Crawford Building 132, Lennox Crossing, ANU


Rhonda Sharp, University of South Australia; Julie Smith, ANU; and Shoba Suri, International Baby Food Action Network India; plus many more.


Diane Paul
02 61259318

Global progress in improving infant and young child feeding practices has been hindered by a lack of funding of national breastfeeding policies and there are renewed calls at the international level to address funding gaps. In parallel, some thirty countries in the Asia-Pacific region have taken steps to link gender equality and economic policies. This public seminar is a unique opportunity to highlight the progress on breastfeeding policies and associated funding across the region. It will explore how these experiences can be enhanced by efforts to improve gender equality and women’s economic security through fiscal and economic policy.

Join us to explore strategies and approaches to reduce gender inequality and improve health and economic outcomes for children, women and men.

Presenters include:

  • An introduction to gender impact analysis, Miranda Stewart, Tax and Transfer Policy Institute, Australian National University

  • Budgeting for time, Rhonda Sharp, University of South Australia

  • Economic aspects in national breastfeeding strategies, Julie Smith, Menzies Centre for Health Policy, Australian National University

  • Global and breastfeeding policies and its funding: Challenges and opportunities from an Indian perspective, Shoba Suri, IBFAN Asia, India

  • Budgets and breastfeeding in the Philippines and in emergency contexts, Alessandro Iellamo, infant and young child feeding specialist, The Philippines

  • Linking policy with budgets: Korean experience in consumer advocacy for breastfeeding, Kim Jai-Ok President, E. Consumer, Korea

This event is hosted by the Tax and Transfer Policy Institute (TTPI) and School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) at The Australian National University, and is supported by the College of the Asia and the Pacific, the Gender Institute and Australian Research Council.

There will also be a book launch held on the Monday, by author Monica Costa, and her book Gender Responsive Budgeting in Fragile States.

In association with this public lecture there will be a workshop at Crawford School on Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 September, with a limited number of extra registrations available. Please register via the event page.

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