Thursday, June 30, 2005

A good start - but what about funding WHO?

Bush unveils funding for women in Africa. ""I ask Congress to provide 55 millions dollars over three years to promote women justice and empowerment in four African nations, nations that can stand as examples of reform for others. I ask other G8 nations to join us in protecting the lives and the rights of women in Africa," Bush said."

It's something, but the #1 thing he could do to empower African women - taking charge of their own reproduction via birth control and condoms? The crickets are deafening....

**UPDATE: Maybe not such a good start after all. Maybe more of a poor attempt to give back some of what was already cut, per Body & Soul.

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