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    Woman delegates from 15 African countries met in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on Tuesday (2 December) to take a critical look at what International Women's Year has done for women in Africa.

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    Woman delegates from 15 African countries met in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on Tuesday (2 December) to take a critical look at what International Women's Year has done for women in Africa.
    The World Federation of United Nations Associations together with the United Nations Associations of Sweden organised the six day meeting entitled 'A Seminar of the Changing and contemporary Role of Women in Society'.
    Mrs. J. Riby Williams made the opening speech on behalf of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. She said the aims of International Women's Year were equality, development and peace. Seven new national commissions or councils on women and development had been set up in African countries,. and some countries had made special efforts to encourage women to enter into political and decision making positions of government.
    Mrs. Riby Williams added that a review of legislation was being undertaken in a number of African counties to abolish those laws which discriminate against women and enforce those which recognise any special needs of women and children.
    The delegates elected Mrs. Paswa of Swaziland chairman of the meeting and a Zambian delegate vice chairman.
    SYNOPSIS: Women delegates from fifteen African countries met at Africa hall in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Tuesday to review what International Year has achieved for women in the continent. The world Federation of United Nations Associations organized the six day meeting, entitled 'A Seminar on the Changing and Contemporary Role of Women in Society'.
    The delegates elected Mrs. Paswa of Swaziland chairman and a Zambian delegate vice chairman.
    The delegates heard Mrs. J. Riby Williams of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa say that the aims of International Women's Year are equality, development and peace. During the year some African countries had made special efforts to encourage women to enter political and decision making positions of government. A review of legislation had also been undertaken in a number of African countries to abolish laws which discriminate against women, and enforce those which recognise any special needs of women and children.

    WOMEN'S RIGHTS

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6ECODJGFVY02XFJXVHZ2VBY57
    Media URN:
    VLVA6ECODJGFVY02XFJXVHZ2VBY57
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/12/1975
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    Unknown
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    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
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