• Short Summary

    Women's Day -- celebrated in Mauritania on March 8th -- was the occasion for an appeal to all women to devote their energy in working for the welfare of the nation.

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    Women's Day -- celebrated in Mauritania on March 8th -- was the occasion for an appeal to all women to devote their energy in working for the welfare of the nation. In Nouakchott, women gave a practical demonstration of their skills by mounting a well-attended crafts exhibition.

    The Permanent Secretary to the National Political Bureau, M. Sall Abdul Aziz, was there to declare the exhibition open and tour the stands.

    SYNOPSIS: Women's Day was celebrated in Nouakchott last week with a practical demonstration of the art and craftwork produced by Mauritanian women. M. Sall Abdul Aziz, Permanent Secretary to the National Political Bureau, was there to declare the exhibition open, and he later toured the exhibit. Other leaders visiting the site included National Assembly President Dah Sidi Haiba. The exhibition was an occasion for the secretary of the Nouakchott women's federation to call on women throughout the country to reconsider their role, both in the family and in the nation.

    Women attending the exhibition were told that they should devote every energy to work for the welfare of both family and nation. The festival was considered important in that it promoted the rights of women and the care of children. Visitors to the Nouakchott exhibition were also urged to continue to give their support to President Moktar Ould Daddah.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA61CA3XH6LU15E4XDH0LN5TY9Z
    Media URN:
    VLVA61CA3XH6LU15E4XDH0LN5TY9Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/03/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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