Monday, August 14, 2006

Gates On AIDS

Give women power to fight AIDS, Gates says
In a swipe at controversial U.S. AIDS-funding policies that encourage abstinence and discourage drug use and prostitution, they said prevention requires distributing more condoms, working with sex-trade workers and giving addicts clean needles. "We need tools that will allow women to protect themselves," Mr. Gates said in a speech to some of the 24,000 delegates to the International AIDS Conference."This is true whether the woman is a faithful mother of small children or a sex worker trying to scrape out a living in a slum. No matter where she lives, who she is or what she does, a woman should never need her partner's permission to save her own life."

This is why the PM did not attend the conference it would have been used against him by his social conservative religious base. Who don't believe in womens rights gay rights, workers right to form unions, or come to think of it human rights period. Since they are man made and not given to us by God.

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