Monday, March 15, 2010

News Talk Online March 15, 2010: Status Of Women Around The World, Obama Pitches Health Care & Mexican Hit Squad Attacks Americans

The 54th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women has just been completed at the United Nations.

The commission met to review implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action. While more women may be in power than ever before - internationally - gender inequality creates a serious gap. Hundreds of millions of women and girls in developing nations have fewer employment opportunities and lag behind their male counterparts in human rights and even in medical care.

Joining us on News Talk Online on the Paltalk News Network to talk about the efforts to close the gender was Judith Van Unen of JERA International. JERA, Justice Equality Rights Access International, works for gender equality in the workplace.

Talk Radio News Service White House correspondent Victoria Jones also reported on President Obama's trip to Strongsville, Ohio to push for passage of a health care bill.

And we discussed the killings in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico of a pregnant American employee of the U.S. consulate, her husband and the husband of a Mexican State Department employee.

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