Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Decision Making Input of Mothers Related to Well-being of Children

"Children are likely to be undernourished in households where women are denied a voice in family decisions like doctor visits, food expenditures and trips to see friends and relatives, says a report by the U.N. Children's Fund, UNICEF, released on Monday. Tracing the life cycle of women, the report said eliminating discrimination against women has a profound impact on the survival and well-being of boys and girls.

``When woman are empowered to lead full and productive lives, children and families prosper,'' said Ann Veneman, UNICEF's executive director in releasing the agency's flagship report, timed for its 60th anniversary." By Reuters, N.Y. Times Link to Article (last visited 12-11-06 NVS)

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