Sunday, March 28, 2010 - 19:57
"This should be a day for celebrating progress made in the Pacific towards gender equality and women's rights," said Dr Jimmie Rodgers, Director AåGeneral of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) speaking on International Women's Day (8 March). "Sadly, the reality is that many women in our region still face inequality, . . and limited access to health care. One result of these attitudes is that the number of women affected by chlamydia, a sexually transmitted infection with serious health implications, is extraordinarily high."