Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Vatican delegate spells out new threats to women's dignity

Professor Mary Ann Glendon, president of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, spoke to the Economic and Social Council Commission on the Status of Women in the follow-up to the Fourth World Conference on Women, known as 'Beijing+10'.

Professor Glendon specified the problem of "the changing age structure of the world's populations. The combination of greater longevity, falling birth-rates, rising costs of health care, and shortage of care-takers is already giving rise to tensions between younger and older generations."

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