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[OPIRG-EVENTS] SAP Canada Invites you to the Launch of the Human Development in South Asia 2000 Report: The Gender Question



South Asia Partnership Canada invites you to.

The Canadian Launch of the
Human Development in South Asia 2000 Report:
The Gender Question

Tuesday, December 5, 2000
10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Ottawa Public Library Auditorium, 120 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa

    Presentation by Ms. Khadija Haq, Director, Human Development Centre,
Islamabad

    Commentary by Ms. Maureen O'Neil, President, International Development
Research Centre and Ms. Rieky Stuart,  Executive Director,            Oxfam
Canada

    Q & A period to follow the presentations

"Discrimination against South Asian women begins at, or even before, birth."

"The overall picture is one of overlapping and complementary forms of
exclusion."

"To implement the agenda for women's equality, it is imperative that strong
and dedicated institutional structures be in place at the national as well
as global levels."

These are some of the observations on the issue of gender in this year's
Human Development in South Asia Report.  In more than 200 pages, it examines
the situation of women in the social, economic and political contexts of
South Asia.  It probes education, health, the law, governance and
globalization and provides a wealth of analysis and data on trends, issues
and opportunities.  The report is essential reading for any person or
institution concerned about the state of human development in South Asia or
the issue of gender globally.  A copy of the report will be available to
people attending the launch on a one-copy-per-organization basis.  This is
the fourth in the annual series of reports from the Mahbub ul Haq Human
Development Centre, based in Islamabad.

Please RSVP
SAP Canada
Ph  613 241 1333
Fax  613 241 1129
sap@web.ca