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    Women delegates from 25 African states have opened a 10-day conference aimed at improving "the under-privileged status of women".

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    Women delegates from 25 African states have opened a 10-day conference aimed at improving "the under-privileged status of women". The conference, which started in Rabat yesterday (Thursday) is presided over by Princess Lalla Fatima Zohra, President of the Moroccan Women's Union. Topics under review include vocational training and work opportunities for girls and women in Africa.

    SYNOPSIS: Women delegates from twenty-five African nations converged on Rabat on Thursday for a major conference debating the role of women in society. The stated aim of the ten-day session is to improve the status of women in all sectors of life.

    Princess Lalla Fatima Zohra, President of the Moroccan Women's Union, presided over the conference. She told the delegates that work opportunities for women depend more on education, cultural and social factors than on women's rights. These rights, she added, must be acquired by force. And without them, women would remain underprivileged. The conference marks the culmination of a series of study groups, seminars and workshops held in Africa since 1963.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA23KZLEN9OLJO54R23R7HHYD1M
    Media URN:
    VLVA23KZLEN9OLJO54R23R7HHYD1M
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/05/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
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    N/A

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