• Short Summary

    TO CELEBRATE THE FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FORMATION OF THE REVOLUTIONARY UNION OF CONGOLESE WOMEN (URFC), MEMBERS OF THE ORGANISATION CHOSE INTERNATIONAL WOMAN'S DAY TO HOLD THEIR COMMEMORATIVE PARADE IN BRAZZAVILLE, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CONGO.

  • Description

    TO CELEBRATE THE FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FORMATION OF THE REVOLUTIONARY UNION OF CONGOLESE WOMEN (URFC), MEMBERS OF THE ORGANISATION CHOSE INTERNATIONAL WOMAN'S DAY TO HOLD THEIR COMMEMORATIVE PARADE IN BRAZZAVILLE, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CONGO.

    AMONG THOSE PRESENT WERE M. PIERRE NZE, THE MINISTER OF EDUCATION AND INFORMATION, WHO WAS REPRESENTING PRESIDENT NGOUABI; AND MME. JOSEPHINE BOUANGA, PRESIDENT OF THE URFC.

    MME. BOUANGA ADDRESSED THE HUNDREDS OF CONGOLESE WOMEN - AND OTHERS - WHO TOOK PART IN THE FESTIVITIES, SAYING THAT BEFORE 1965 CONGOLESE WOMAN HAD NO SAY BUT, SINCE THE REVOLUTION, SHE HAD TAKEN HER PLACE IN SOCIETY, ALONGSIDE HER MALE COMPATRIOTS, PROVING THAT SHE COULD SHARE HIS WORK FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE NATION.

    THEN M. ANGE POUNGUI, A MEMBER OF THE POLITICAL BUREAU, READ A MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT NGOUABI, PRAISING THE WORK OF THE URFC AND URGING THEM TO CONTINUE IN THEIR EFFORT TO HELP THE REVOLUTION ATTAIN ITS OBJECTIVE OF BUILDING A SCIENTIFIC SOCIALISM. ASKING THAT THE WOMEN OF THE CONGO TO GO TO THE PEOPLE, TO LISTEN TO THEM, TO ORGANISE THEM AND TO MOBILISE THEM TOWARDS THIS NATIONAL OBJECTIVE.

    LATER, MONSIEUR NZE AWARDED SPECIAL DECORATIONS TO MOTHERS OF MORE THAN TEN CHILDREN - TO CONGRATULATE THEM ON THE DAY WHICH, IN MANY PARTS OF THE WORLD, IS KNOWN AS MOTHERING SUNDAY.

    FINALLY, THE GRAND PARADE OF THE URFC - DURING WHICH THE MEMBERS OF THE UNION REAFFIRMED THEIR SUPPORT TO THE REVOLUTION. THEY WERE JOINED BY DELEGATIONS FROM CENTRAL AFRICA, DAHOMEY, TOGO AND MALI - WHO HAD COME TO BRAZZAVILLE TO OFFER THEIR ALLEGIANCE TO THEIR CONGOLESE COUNTERPARTS ON INTERNATIONAL WOMAN'S DAY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA11D7QIZYOKW4YWOOUWPNCINJJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA11D7QIZYOKW4YWOOUWPNCINJJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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