Sep 27, 2000, 12:01 AM
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Asia rural in poor the of thirds two up make Women social and resources to access Unequal -- IRNA 27, Sept Lumpur, Kuala women make ownership asset and employment education, in opportunities .themselves advance to chance the them deny and vulnerable more Asia-Pacific the in persist to continue obstacles Formidable first equality, gender and women of empowerment for quest region's on Committee Steering Regional the of envoys special and ladies Pacific the and Asia in Women Island and Rural of Advancement Economic .Wednesday on told were (RSC-AP) Commission Social and Economic Nations United the of Kay Thelma billion 5.1 world's the Of" :said (ESCAP) Pacific the and Asia for Asia in live percent 75 day, a dollar .S.U one on live who people ".Asia rural in poor the of thirds two up make women and poverty in women and men between gap the seen had decade past The what of half than more slightly average, on earning, women with widen, Resource" titled, paper her presenting when said she earned, men ."Empowerment and Resources Productive to Access Mobilisation, Dr Minister Prime by opened was RSC-AP of meeting 2nd The .Tuesday on Mohamad Mahathir Tonga, Australia, Iran, including countries 16 of consists RSC-Ap .Mongolia and Kazakhstan Kyrgystan, Uzbekistan, Maldives, Philippines Iran's heading is (Khatami) Sadeghi Zhoreh Lady First Iran's .28 September on ends which meeting the to delegation poverty said chief, section Development in Women ESCAP's Kay, to difficult more equality gender made and gaps gender accentuated .achieve to programs and policies gender-responsive formulating When" strategic and practical to paid be should attention women, poor assist .needs gender to actions example, for include, needs gender practical Meeting" safe through efficient more reproduction and production home make to actions and services, motherhood safe and systems supply water using earners secondary as women for opportunities income increase .skills production home actions include hand, other the on needs, gender Strategic" gender regarding socialisation family and education of field the in and ownership of field the in activities roles, and expectations ".management and leadership in as well as assets productive of control and social transforming at aimed were said, she actions, These .institutions economic BN/LS/YS More