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WOMEN and NUCLEAR POWER – theme for May 2014

woman-and-expertA woman is at significantly greater risk of suffering and dying from radiation-induced cancer  than a man who gets the same dose of ionising radiation.

This is news because data in the report  on the biological effects of ionizing radiation published in 2006 by the National Academy of  Sciences (NAS) has been under-reported.

It is more often acknowledged that children are at higher risk of disease and death from radiation, but it is rarely pointed out that the regulation of  radiation and nuclear activity (worldwide) ignores the disproportionately greater harm to both  women and children.

It is scandalous that these facts are not generally known. It is scandalous that the so-called “permissable levels” of ionising radiation are based on the “normal person” –  that is, a 30 year old male.  Foetuses, children and women are far more susceptible to radiation harm than men are.

Women are consistently reassured by narrowly educated nuclear physicists, and other technocrats, that nuclear power is safe, and that they have nothing to worry about in regard to ionising radiation.



April 21, 2013 - Posted by | Christina's themes


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  2. Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

    Secretary-General Welcomes Conclusion of ‘Historic’ Session of Women’s Commission,

    Urges Action to Prevent, End All Gender-based Violence

    The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

    The Secretary-General welcomes the outcome of the fifty-seventh session of the Commission on the Status of Women and the agreement reached on the prevention and elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls. He commends the leadership of United Nations Member States to take action to prevent violence and provide justice and services to survivors.

    The Secretary-General thanks all participants, including representatives of Governments, intergovernmental organizations, civil society and colleagues of the United Nations. He expresses special appreciation to UN-Women and Executive Director Michelle Bachelet for their strong support to the Commission to ensure a successful outcome.

    Violence against women is a heinous human rights violation, global menace, a public health threat and a moral outrage. No matter where she lives, no matter what her culture, no matter what her society, every woman and girl is entitled to live free of fear. She has the universal human right to be free from all forms of violence so as to fulfil her full potential and dreams for the future.

    States have a corresponding responsibility to turn that right into reality. The Secretary-General hopes that all the partners who came together at this historic session and others around the world will now translate this agreement into concrete action to prevent and end violence against women and girls. The United Nations system is fully committed to leading this global effort.

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