PM to inaugurate East Asia Gender Equality Meet on Dec 6-7

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New Delhi, Dec 4 (UNI) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh would inaugurate a two-day East Asia Gender Equality Meet beginning on December 6.

The meet would be attended by 16 countries of the region and various international organisations. The meeting will discuss ways and means to promote gender equality in the region and regional cooperation for the empowerment of women, Minister of State for Women and Child Renuka Chowdhury said today.

The main themes for the discussion during the meet are women participation in decision making, violence against women and home based workers. The meeting would adopt "Delhi Declaration" to set directions in this regard.

Countries and organisations attending the meeting include Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Phillipines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and representatives from UNIFEM, UNICEF, UNFPA, UNDP, UNESCAP and UNODC.

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