Ministry for Women in Asian Countries

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Ministry for Women in Asian Countries


[caption id="attachment_64905" align="aligncenter" width="500"] MINISTRY FOR WOMEN (From left): Rep. Rufus Rodriguez, Special Rapporteur of the International Conference of Asian Political Parties, APA Secretary General Dr. Nejad Hosseinian, and Rep. Gina de Venecia, President of the Association of Women Legislators in the House of Representatives. Photo taken at the 6th APA in Islamabad, Pakistan last week.[/caption] Manila, Philippines - Lawmaker Gina de Venecia of Pangasinan has called for the establishment of a ministry or a department for women in all Asian countries. These ministries or departments for women, she said, would be dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women at the national and local levels and focus on womens special concerns in politics and development, she t6old the 6th Asian Parliamentary Assembly in Islamabad, Pakistan last week. She said women possess a gentler nature and a quantum of compassion greater than men, she said that party organizations in Asia will benefit from more women politicians in directing campaigns against mass poverty and social injustice and causes that include inclusive economic growth that leaves no one behind, primary health care, particularly of child-bearing women and of infants, and basic education and employment. …

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