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Women parliamentarians of the CIS countries to protect the rights of family and children

Date: 16-17 May 2005

The State Duma Committee on Women, Family Affaires and Children held the International Meeting "Women parliamentarians of the CIS countries to protect the rights of family and children" on May 16-17. Taking part in the meeting were delegations of the CIS countries, representatives of the state power legislative bodies of Russia's constituents, Russian NGOs and international organizations. Director of the ILO Moscow Office Pauline Barrett-Reid made a report "Gender Equality in the World of Work: Family Responsibilities and Maternity Protection" at the round-table discussion devoted to family social assistance. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the issues of social and legal protection of the family and children, fulfillment of the CIS countries' obligations to implement the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the role and contribution of different civil institutions in the creation of favourable conditions for full-fledged upbringing of children, development of international contacts between women- parliamentarians of the CIS countries.

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