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from THE JAKARTA POST -- SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 07, 2010 -- PAGE 3 Dozens of breast-feeding activists will descend on the capital next week in order to raise awareness about breast-feeding.
Activists from countries as disparate as Japan and Afghanistan will join the four-day One Asia event organized by the Indonesian Breast- feeding Mothers' Association (AIMI) and the International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN).
By the end of the program's seminars and workshops, participants are expected to have drafted the Jakarta Declaration, solidifying the commitment of NGOs in the Asia-Pacific region to promote breast- feeding.
AIMI official Nia Umar said the declaration would provide concrete steps for action, depending on local conditions.
"For Indonesia, we really want the government to draft a regulation as soon as possible. We also hope the government can create tangible programs to raise awareness of breast-feeding," she said.
Nia said AIMI had regular programs such as …