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August 30 2012 | Panama City, Panama

8th Meeting of the Group of Women Parliamentarians (held during the 9th Plenary Assembly)

Host: Panama Theme: Financial Crisis and its Effects on Women in the Region

Objectives of the meeting: to reflect upon the economic crisis and its impact on women, to identify the unique characteristics of women as vulnerable subjects in an economic crisis, to define the social and historical context giving rise to the economic crisis, as well as its financial components, and to identify potential Government policies to protect women and support them in an economic downturn.