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Sunday, February 27, 2005

Boost Women to Bust Poverty

Of course, other nations will most likely support this - our country, led by regressive and religious fundamentalists, would never support it.

After all, the administration has just withdrawn its support for UN women's rights agenda.

WASHINGTON -- Global policymakers scheduled to hold special U.N. talks starting next week must boost women's share of resources and political standing in the developing world if they hope to make a significant dent in world poverty, researchers say.

The Washington, D.C.-based International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) on Wednesday urged policy makers ''to take action in three critical areas to advance women's status in developing countries: increase resources in the hands of women; reduce discrimination against women; and place women's issues at the forefront of policy action.''

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