• Short Summary

    Three hundred women from about 50 countries attended the first Afro-Asian Women's Conference, opened in Cairo, United Arab Republic, Jan 15, to discuss the woman's role in the current struggle for independence and world peace.

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    Three hundred women from about 50 countries attended the first Afro-Asian Women's Conference, opened in Cairo, United Arab Republic, Jan 15, to discuss the woman's role in the current struggle for independence and world peace. A message of greeting from Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev was read at the opening session.

    He said the Russians, consistent champions of women's equality, were glad to see millions of women in the two continents fighting for their rights. He was glad, too, that they were fighting for world peace - the closest and dearest wish of women. Other messages were received from President Soekarno of Indonesia and President Nasser of the U.A.R.

    After the first session, delegates formed up for a big demonstration march through the streets of Cairo. They were led by Miss Bahia Karan, conference chairman; and protested against imperialism. Some shouted slogans - such as "Down with imperialism in the Congo".

    The conference will last for several days.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA314JVVG6582AC77JFV38GXC8Q
    Media URN:
    VLVA314JVVG6582AC77JFV38GXC8Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/01/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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