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Celebrating 15 years of 'Latching On'

Saturday, 27 July 2019, 12:33 pm | Women's Health Action Trust

On Friday, August 2nd and Saturday, August 3rd of 2019, somewhere near you, parents will be gathering….. More >>

Big Latch On connecting isolated families

Tuesday, 31 July 2018, 11:07 am | Women's Health Action Trust

On Friday the 3rd and Saturday 4th of August, thousands of kiwi parents will be gathering at registered locations throughout Aotearoa New Zealand to take part in the annual Big Latch On. More >>

Big Latch On #NoOneWay #NoOneSize

Thursday, 3 August 2017, 2:57 pm | Women's Health Action Trust

Big Latch On #NoOneWay #NoOneSize -- This Friday and Saturday (4th and 5th of August) thousands of Kiwi mum’s and children will be gathering at locations throughout the country to kick off the 13th annual Big Latch On. More >>

Working Women More Likely to Stop Breastfeeding

Monday, 17 August 2015, 12:03 pm | Women's Health Action Trust

A new study undertaken by Women’s Health Action has found clear and significant differences between the length of time working mothers spend breastfeeding, and the support offered in the workplace. More >>

Helen Clark Receives Inaugural Women’s Health Rights Award

Sunday, 21 September 2014, 12:10 pm | Women's Health Action Trust

Helen Clark was honoured as the first recipient of the Women’s Health Rights Award at the 121st Woman’s Suffrage event held in Auckland. More >>

25th Anniversary of the release of the ‘Cartwright Report’

Thursday, 8 August 2013, 4:58 pm | Women's Health Action Trust

Women’s Health Action’s annual Cartwright Anniversary Seminar, to be held on the 13th August in Auckland, will mark 25 years since the release of the ‘Cartwright Report’ which followed the Inquiry into the Allegations Concerning the Treatment ... More >>

Women’s suffrage day shines light on important health issue

Monday, 17 September 2012, 3:37 pm | Women's Health Action Trust

‘Getting Health off the Scales: moving women’s health beyond weight obsessed culture’ is the theme of this year’s Women’s Health Action Women’s Suffrage Breakfast. The breakfast is held annually to commemorate New Zealand being the first ... More >>

Criminisalising pregnancy no solution

Tuesday, 12 June 2012, 1:14 pm | Women's Health Action Trust

‘Jailing women in the interests of foetal protection cannot be justified on either human rights nor public health grounds and sets a dangerous precedent’ says Christy Parker, Senior Policy Analyst of Women’s Health Action Trust. Ms Parker was responding ... More >>

State's Grip on Women's Wombs Tightens

Tuesday, 8 May 2012, 3:47 pm | Women's Health Action Trust

Women's contraceptive choices do not belong in welfare policy and the Government's preference for women on benefits to make particular contraceptive choices represents a violation on their human rights says Christy Parker, Women's Health Action Trust. More >>

Doctors personal beliefs delaying women’s access to abortion

Monday, 21 November 2011, 3:12 pm | Women's Health Action Trust

Women's Health Action is deeply concerned that doctors with a conscientious objection to abortion are still not obligated to refer women to a provider who is willing to assess them. "It is a basic health consumer right and safety issue that women ... More >>

The Big Latch On

Friday, 5 August 2011, 7:46 pm | Women's Health Action Trust

EVENT DETAILS: - The Big Latch On took place on Friday, August 5 2011 with the countdown at 10.30am. More >>

Can we break the record??

Friday, 29 July 2011, 7:11 pm | Women's Health Action Trust

During the first week of August over 170 countries worldwide will celebrate World Breastfeeding Week. Last year more than 500 World Breastfeeding Week events took place globally involving more than 800,000 people. In New Zealand, Women’s Health ... More >>

The Big Latch On 2010

Friday, 6 August 2010, 2:58 pm | Women's Health Action Trust

Another record breaking year. It’s a new record ! *Provisional total nationwide: 1474 15 venues still to report! (One with an unofficial count of ‘more than 20!’) More >>

The lessons to be learned from Dr Green affair

Friday, 4 June 2010, 11:08 am | Women's Health Action Trust

Women’s Health Action Trust has today released a report of a seminar held late last year on the important lessons to be learnt from the Cartwright Inquiry in today’s health care system . More >>

Breastfeeding in public is here to stay!

Friday, 28 May 2010, 10:19 am | Women's Health Action Trust

Breastmilk is fresh, free, always available with no preparation – it’s the perfect way to feed babies when out and about so of course, that means in public places too. More >>

Cartwright Comes of Age? One Day Seminar

Friday, 23 October 2009, 11:42 am | Women's Health Action Trust

The Cartwright Inquiry signaled a major sea change in the way health care is delivered in New Zealand. Twenty-one years after its release, the health system is under scrutiny again and it’s time to look at whether the basic challenges to the system initiated ... More >>

At least two breastfeeding records tumbled

Friday, 7 August 2009, 4:19 pm | Women's Health Action Trust

Today’s Big Latch On broke at least two records – increasing the national record by at least 177 – to take it to 1299 and smashing the single venue record. ‘This is the biggest number of women who have ever got together in one place to breastfeed ... More >>

Big Latch On Turns Five

Friday, 24 July 2009, 9:22 am | Women's Health Action Trust

What do cinema’s at Sylvia Park and in Levin; the Southern Cross bar, the Wall Street Mall , the combined clubs of Marlborough ; the Market Cross B&B in Karamea have in common with churches, Plunket rooms, Birthing Units, libraries and cafes ... More >>

Trust Calls For Urgent Review Of Immunization

Saturday, 4 April 2009, 2:33 pm | Women's Health Action Trust

Women’s Health Action is joining calls by other health groups for an urgent review of the school-based HPV vaccination programme. ‘The signs are that this programme was rushed and the cracks are showing ‘ says Jo Fitzpatrick, Director of Women’s ... More >>

Family Planning will reduce stress of abortion

Thursday, 12 March 2009, 10:42 am | Women's Health Action Trust

Women’s Health Action have come out in support of yesterday’s announcement by Family Planning that they will be applying for a license to provide early medical abortion in a clinic setting up to 9 weeks gestation using the drug Mifegyne (mifepristone), ... More >>