Mar 2, 2006 / 22:00 pm
Speaking to a United Nations Commission on the economic and social status of women, a Holy See delegation led by Marilyn Ann Martone, adamantly called for new policies protecting women worldwide from the violence, human trafficking and exploitation which plague them in many regions.
The group addressed the 50th session of the Commission on the Status of Women of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC), which is meeting to consider themes arising from the Fourth World Conference on Women and from the 23rd special session of the General Assembly.
That session was entitled, "Women 2000: gender equality, development and peace for the twenty-first century."
It’s purpose was to prepare recommendations and reports to the ECOSOC on promoting the social, ethical and economic rights of women.