Friday, April 13, 2007

Women Against War and Neoliberalism Converge in Caracas

By Ronald Suarez Rivas -Special correspondent. 9 Apr 2007

CARACAS.— At a time when fascism is resurging and discrimination is still rampant, delegates from around the world are calling the 14th Congress of the Women’s International Democratic Federation (WIDF), which starts Monday in Caracas, as a very serious and promising challenge.

For four days, participants from more than 100 organizations from the 5 continents will debate the most serious problems affecting women, and will participate in several peace and solidarity activities.

The trafficking of women, discrimination, the use of their image to sell products, and the negative impact of war and neoliberal globalization, are among the subjects to be tackled by ten work commissions to be held during the gathering.

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