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A Message From the G50 to the G20: Women Must Be Included

(0) Comments | Posted June 2, 2011 | 1:14 PM

FLORENCE -- Two strong messages came out of the meetings here of representatives of international women's and social justice organizations along with major international corporations and financial institutions: one, that despite individual agendas, these groups can and most probably will have economic inclusion on their primary list of goals; and...

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2011 Is the Year for Female Economic Empowerment

(1) Comments | Posted May 31, 2011 | 9:22 AM

FLORENCE -- The message of women gathered here to women throughout the world is that 2011 is the year for their economic empowerment.

With dozens of corporations, NGOs, governments and international financial organizations representing or serving literally millions and millions of women through the world, there certainly is a good...

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Women Should Be a G-20 Focus

(0) Comments | Posted May 24, 2011 | 11:54 AM

When the 50-plus women's advocates meet this weekend at the glittering, art-graced Villa La Pietra, it will not be to discuss the painting and architecture of Florence, but rather the art of diplomacy and the building of a case that women should become a focus of the meeting of the...

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Vietnam -- Iraq -- Here We Go Again

(20) Comments | Posted June 21, 2006 | 11:54 PM

So here we are again -- exactly where we were in Vietnam.

Kerry, Feingold and Murtha are fighting to set a date for withdrawing US forces from Iraq. Democrats who know the war is wrong, but don't want to make the wrong political move, say they're against an indefinite commitment...

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