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Women's conference focuses on ending disparities

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by Jolene Toves

Guam - Aimed at educating, empowering and enriching women on island, the Guam Office of Minority Health hosted its second annual "I Am Every Women" Women's Conference. Program coordinator Al Silverio says the conference features presentations of and by women for women discussing important subject matters not often discussed in other conferences.

"There are many views on Guam that women are oppressed and cannot talk about things and they're very limited in their opportunities to do so now we are very lucky to have funding that allows us to discuss things in an appropriate way with 150 women only so they feel safe in a safe space and they feel connected in solidarity and they'll be able to talk about what's important to them," he said.

Some of the topics include ending health disparities among women, preparing for loss, money management, relationships, and personal style. The conference featured several guest speakers and wrapped up this afternoon at the Outrigger Guam Resort. A men's conference meanwhile is set for June 13.
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