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House Proceeding 03-11-09 on Mar 11th, 2009 :: 1:03:30 to 1:05:40
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Howard L. Berman

1:03:16 to 1:03:37( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: amended. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the resolution. the clerk: house resolution 194, resolution supporting the goals of international women's day. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from california, mr. berman, and the gentleman from new jersey, mr. smith, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from california. mr. berman: mr. speaker, i ask

Howard L. Berman

1:03:30 to 1:05:40( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Howard L. Berman

Howard L. Berman

1:03:38 to 1:03:58( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on the resolution under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. berman: mr. speaker, i rise in strong support of this resolution and yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. berman: i first want to

Howard L. Berman

1:03:59 to 1:04:19( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: thank representative jan schakowsky and the other co-sponsors of this resolution for honoring the contributions and achievements of women around the world and the importance of promoting and protecting their rights. today, women all over the world are becoming leaders in science, medicine, the arts, politics, business and even the military. despite this progress, it is a sad fact that women and girls continue to constitute the vast

Howard L. Berman

1:04:20 to 1:04:41( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: majority of the world's poor, chronically hungry, roughy gees, h.i.v. infected, uneducated, unemployed and disenfranchised. all too often women are subject to physical violence and discrimination as a result of their gender. women are also the targets of cruel cultural practices,

Howard L. Berman

1:04:42 to 1:05:03( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: including genital mutilation, forced in early marriages, humiliating and harmful widow practices, bride burnings and killings. on average, women continue to receive less pay for work of equal value, and many continue to face discrimination in hiring and admission to

Howard L. Berman

1:05:04 to 1:05:26( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: educational institutions. it's not enough to declare the quality of women and condemn their mistreatment. we must in all sectors of society address the structural factors that prevent women and girls from enjoying the same rights and opportunities as boys and men. we must also eliminate the criminal and cultural practices that destroy the lives and

Howard L. Berman

1:05:27 to 1:05:40( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: freedom and health of women. statistics demonstrate that when women's quality of life improves, their children are happier, healthier and better educated. entire communities and countries benefit from these improvements.

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