[A-List] Young women of the world united for peace and solidarity
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Mon Apr 9 23:00:41 MDT 2007
Young women of the world united for peace and solidarity
CARACAS, April 8 April (PL). — The 2nd World Conference of Young Women
for Peace and Solidarity met in five commissions at the Central Park in
the Venezuelan capital.
More than 400 women from all five continents and every sector of
Venezuelan society are participating in the event, the prelude to the
14th Congress of the Women’s International Democratic Federation (WIDF),
which begins on April 9.
The main topics of discussion include state terrorism, military
interventions in Third World countries by the powerful nations, and
sexist publicity, according to Argie Mar Moreno, head of the Secretariat
for Young Women in Venezuela, who spoke to Prensa Latina.
“While the women gathered here come from very diverse realities, we are
united by the goal of achieving integration,” commented Mar Moreno, a
student of comprehensive education in her country.
With respect to the importance of the conference on young women, she
said that it makes it possible to discuss the situation of a sector of
society that is doubly excluded due to gender and age.
The gathering will issue a statement opposing the most modern forms of
intervention by the powerful nations in our own, such as Plan Colombia,
Plan Puebla Panamá and Plan Patriota, she said.
The conference will also bring a message of solidarity with the Cuban
Five, the antiterrorists imprisoned for more than eight years in the
United States, and another opposing the blockade imposed on the people
of Cuba by the United States over the last four decades, Mar Moreno
”Against neoliberal and imperialist globalization, we will raise the
banner of globalizing solidarity,” she said.
The first conference of this kind took place in Paris in 2001.
Translated by Granma International
In the contradiction lies the hope
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