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Some members of the Cyprus Parliament have recently drafted two legislative proposals aiming at affording greater protection to mothers who breastfeed.

The first bill spells out the period during which a mother is legally entitled to take one hour off from work each day to breastfeed her baby, while the second bill explicitly regulates a woman’s right to breastfeed in public.

Saudi women have recently been allowed to work for the Ministry of Justice for the first time in Saudi History.

Those Saudi women who have postgraduate degrees in Sharia, law, sociology and administration specializations can now be hired. Various fields are open for them now. They can be hired as social researchers, religious researchers, legal researcher and administrative assistants. This news is confirmed by Justice Minister Waleed Bin Mohammad Al Samaan.

Responsibilities that would be given to the women will fall under women’s sections in courts and notary public offices.

Soon the ministry will post job positions on its website. Women will be given an opportunity to work in Riyadh, Makkah, Madinah, Jeddah, and Dammam.

Al Samaan said “The Ministry of Justice is keen to open the door to employment for Saudi women because they have an important role in facilitating the provision of services in the judicial and documentation fields. Saudi women have achieved numerous successes in various fields.”

Saudi Arabia is going through a revolution. The country is moving towards modernization and empowerment of women. They have been permitted to drive, allowed in sports stadiums, permitted to participate with men, and now contribute to the society by working alongside men.

This is all part of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030. The objective here is to increase women participation in the workforce from 22 to 30%.

Generally, people are happy that Saudi women are given a chance to take part in economic activities, as for the conservative figures, they are always there for criticism.

Source: research snippers

An autoimmune disease is a condition in which your immune system mistakenly attacks your body.

The immune system normally guards against germs like bacteria and viruses. When it senses these foreign invaders, it sends out an army of fighter cells to attack them. Normally, the immune system can tell the difference between foreign cells and your own cells. In an autoimmune disease, the immune system mistakes part of your body — like your joints or skin — as foreign. It releases proteins called autoantibodies that attack healthy cells. Some autoimmune diseases target only one organ. Type 1 diabetes damages the pancreas. Other diseases, like lupus, affect the whole body.

Speaker of Namibia’s National Assembly, Professor Peter Katjavivi has pledged to advance the rights of women and girls through monitoring gender mainstreaming legislation passed by parliament.

He additionally promised to advocate new laws meant to further address the plight of women and girls and render his full support to the SADC-PF project on sexual reproductive health rights and HIV and AIDS for members of parliament, currently underway until 2018.

 

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, says the current government is committed to increasing female representation in politics and is formulating required laws and enacting them to increase the number of women in local governments.

Speaking at a function held Tuesday to launch the program “Eyata Balayak – Ratata Venasak” to raise awareness about women’s representation at the Local Government Election, the President said the lack of female representation in politics is a critical concern.

“Though the women’s representation in the government service is at a proper level it is a critical issue that there is a shortage of their representation in political and constitutional sectors,” he said.

The President, pointing out the many problems faced by women and how they cope with them, said the current government fully acknowledges the importance of women’s representation.

Noting that women’s representation in the developed countries is at the same level to that of men or even above, President Sirisena said women’s representation is of paramount importance in fulfilling the objectives of political parties, in order to develop a healthy nation.

President Sirisena introduced the theme badge of the program and opened a Facebook page on it.

The report on the awareness programs carried out island-wide and the list of signatories was presented to the President by Minister Faizer Mustafa at this occasion.

Ministers Chandrani Bandara, Thalatha Athukorala, Deputy Minister Ministers Anoma Gamage and the State Minister Sudarshini Fernandopulle and the Chief Minister Isura Devapriya, Ambassadors and Foreign Diplomats were among those participated in this occasion.

Source: Colombo page

Antonia Gutiérrez made history when she was named the first female CEO of American Airlines México after having worked with the company for more than 40 years. Her story is truly inspiring and shows where hard work can get you, as she started off working as a secretary before climbing the ladder to budgeting and finance, and continuing upwards to her current position as CEO. Since beginning as CEO, three new routes have been opened between Mexico and Dallas amongst other things.

Antonia Gutiérrez is the first Mexican executive to hold the position of American Airlines in Mexico.

Originally from Mexico City, ‘Tony’ studied Psychology and then specialized in Marketing by ITAM. She joined the company in 1975 as secretary of the reservations area.

Her determination and professionalism led her to occupy various positions in areas such as tickets, reservations, sales, and finances until in 1995 she was appointed Commercial Director, position in which she managed to duplicate the operation of the airline in Mexico. Together with her team, Gutiérrez has contributed significantly to the constant growth of American Airlines during the last years and under her function, the airline managed to double its operation in Mexico.

When taking the position General Director of American Airlines in 2012, one of its main objectives has been Customer Service in segments such as punctuality, security, better handling of luggage, on-board service and personalized attention.

Currently, the airline operates more than 600 weekly flights and operates in 21 destinations in Mexico. In its offices, around 900 people are employed in addition to the call center with more than 250 people.

American Airlines operates in Mexico since 1942.

“American Airlines has served Mexico for almost 70 years and we continue to grow in the country, now under the direction of Tony Gutiérrez,” said Arthur J. Torno, Vice President for Mexico, the Caribbean, and Latin America.   “Her experience, combined with her commitment to providing the best possible travel experience for our clients, makes her a great leader for our airline.”

American Airlines started operations in Mexico in 1942,   today it serves 17 destinations in the country, the largest amount in a single country outside the United States for the airline.

We want our children to learn from their mistakes and not repeat them. So the natural thinking is to send them to the “time out” corner or up to their room to “think about what they’ve done.” Except they don’t. And they’re likely to keep up the same behaviors despite the punishment. So, how do you know how to discipline your child?

Often, we equate the term “discipline” with punishment. But the word “discipline” comes from the Latin word “disciplina,” which means “teaching, learning.” That’s the key to correcting our kids’ behaviors – giving them the tools they need to learn a better behavior. When we discipline in a way meant only to punish and have the child “pay” for their mistake, it doesn’t help our child learn how to make the right choice next time. No one likes being ordered around – punishment can lead to power struggles, and because our kids know this poor behavior gets them attention, they’ll keep doing it.

When it comes to knowing how to discipline your child, we can focus on three key areas: giving them the positive attention they need and crave, taking time to train, and setting limits and sticking to them.

  1. Fill the Attention Basket

Kids need attention, plain and simple. If we don’t keep that “attention basket” full of positive attention, kids will seek out any attention they can get – even negative attention. They’ll push our buttons with negative behaviors because to a kid, even negative attention is better that no attention at all. This doesn’t mean you have to be at your child’s side 24-7 – just taking a few minutes a day to spend one-on-one with your child, distraction-free and doing something they want to do, will reap immense rewards in their behavior.

Take 10 minutes once or twice a day with each child playing a game they’ve picked or reading their favorite book. Let the phone ring. Stick the cell phone in the closet. When you fill your children’s attention baskets positively and proactively, your kids will become more cooperative and less likely to seek out attention in negative ways. Life is busy for everyone, and finding extra time in the day may be daunting at first, but think of this as an investment in your relationship with your children and in improving their behavior. When it comes to knowing how to discipline your child, giving them what they need to avoid poor behaviors in the first place can have a great impact.

  1. Take Time to Train

As you think about how to discipline your child, it’s important to remember that the word discipline is rooted in meanings of learning and teaching. The best way to discipline your child is to help her make better choices. You can role play the behaviors, using a calm voice. “I’d really like to play with that tractor when you’re done.” “I’d like a snack, please.” Switch roles and pretend you’re the child, and let your little one direct you through making better choices. Be encouraging when they do make the right choices. “I see you worked hard to clean up the playroom all on your own! That’s such a big help. I really appreciate it.” “Thank you for sharing the book with your brother. How kind!”

  1. Set Limits and Stick to Them

Kids thrive when they have structure and know their boundaries. Don’t go overboard with hundreds of rules, but focus on what’s most important for your family. Be clear about the ground rules and what happens when someone breaks the rules – make sure that everyone understands the consequences ahead of time and that the discipline is related to the misbehavior. If they forget to put away their dishes after dinner, they have to load and unload the dishwasher. Cleaning their room because they didn’t do their homework isn’t related. Most importantly, be consistent. Follow through every time with the agreed-upon consequence when kids push the rules.

Overall, remember that knowing how to discipline your child is rooted in helping them learn how to make the right choice, not punishment. Be firm and give them the attention, rules, and boundaries they need.

Source: positiveparentingsolutions.com