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3/14/2004 11:40:00 PM | Nick

International Women's Week: in Hindsight

I hope at least some of you were able to make time out of the fury of finals to recognize last week as International Women's Week 2004. Women all around the world celebrated it, but for those that missed it, here are a few highlights:

The week kicks off with the UN International Women's Day Conference on March 8th, where this year's focus is AIDS. Kofi Annan draws attention to the fact that the AIDS epidemic is shifting towards women. What do people think is causing this? Annan has his theories...

Vincente Fox pledges to put an end to the horrifying sexual-assualt/murders of women in Ciudad Juarez, and to fight against Mexico's shameful domestic violence rates.

Bush recognizes female reformers around the world...one of which is actually a man. He then goes on to mention Paul Wolfowitz and Colin Powell for their contributions to women's liberation. Zuh?

Yup, 'twas an upbeat week.



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