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The first week on debates on women's issues related to the objectives set at the World Conference on Women in Beijing ended at the UN today.

Delegate women from more than 70 countries and women organizations are celebrating the 54th session in the UN Commission on the Status of Women dedicated also to analyze what have been accomplished from the Millennium Development Goals.

During first five days of discussion, participants condemned unanimously violence, inequality and discrimination. They also criticized the lower progress in reproductive health and maternal mortality around the world.

Other reiterated issues during the session were women equals problems, to develop girls and women's power as a key to develop sustainable development, economic growing, peace and security.

The Inter-Parliamentary Union report was discussed and was considered that the main goals were not accomplished. The report showed that the advances regarding women's participation in politics in their countries were insufficient.

HIV-AIDS impact on women was also discussed and was launched a five-year-action plan guided to protect women and girls to the risk of getting AIDS infection.

The scheme attacks directly gender inequalities and human rights violations on women make them prone to AIDS infection.

According to UN, AIDS is the main cause of death on women in reproductive age (15-49 years). In Southern Africa AIDS is three times higher in women between 15 to 24 years than in men of the same age.

The action plan presents tasks in information, politic will of governments, protection of women and girls human rights and support of ill women, among others.

The session will end next Friday with the adoption of several resolutions.

Source: Sierra Maestra

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