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Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública

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Seventh conference of wives of Presidents of the Americas. Rev Panam Salud Publica [online]. 1998, vol.3, n.6, pp. 421-426. ISSN 1020-4989.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1020-49891998000600014.

As has been done ever since 1990, when the First Conference of Wives of Presidents and Heads of State was held, first ladies and other women representing more than 30 countries as well as various national and international organizations met in Panama City on 8 and 9 October, 1997. The meeting was a forum for discussing how far the countries have come in the implementation of projects and programs for the benefit of the underprivileged and groups facing discrimination, such as women and children. Attention was brought to bear on the still existing gap between the protective legislation in existence and its enforcement, and there was a renewed commitment to continue to fight for greater equality and justice in the countries of the Americas. The meeting ended with the Panama Declaration, which summarizes the most pressing social goals and the action plan by means of which such goals will be pursued.

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