STAND. COM. REP. NO.2835

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2002

RE: S.C.R. No. 2

 

 

Honorable Robert Bunda

President of the Senate

Twenty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2002

State of Hawaii

Sir:

Your Committee on Tourism and Intergovernmental Affairs, to which was referred S.C.R. No. 2 entitled:

"SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE APPOINTMENT OF AFGHAN WOMEN TO THE PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT OF AFGHANISTAN TO ENSURE EQUITABLE TREATMENT OF WOMEN IN THE NEW GOVERNMENT,"

begs leave to report as follows:

The purpose of this measure is to request Afghan government officials to appoint and include a significant number of Afghani women to positions in the provisional government of Afghanistan.

Testimony in support of this measure was received from the Hawaii State Commission on the Status of Women, Hawai`i Women's Political Caucus, and one individual.

In supporting this measure, your Committee is in agreement with the preamble to the United National Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, which states, "Convinced that the full and complete development of a country, the welfare of the world and the cause of peace require the maximum participation of women on equal terms with men in all fields."

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Tourism and Intergovernmental Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of S.C.R. No. 2 and recommends that it be referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Tourism and Intergovernmental Affairs,

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DONNA MERCADO KIM, Chair