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    The World Union of Catholic Women's Organisation (WUCWO) began a congress in the Tanzanian capital, Dar es Salaam, on Sunday (15 September) ....

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    The World Union of Catholic Women's Organisation (WUCWO) began a congress in the Tanzanian capital, Dar es Salaam, on Sunday (15 September) ....the first outside Europe since the organisation was founded more than 60 years ago.

    The congress - held every four years - was opened by Tanzania's first Vice-President, Mr. Abound Jumbe - who's Moslem.

    Two hundred delegates from North and South America, Western Europe, Asia and Africa attended the week-long conference to study ways of ending all forms of injustice against women - international and domestic, social and sexual.

    Mr. Jumbe said history had proved women were as capable as men in all fields - provided they were given the chance. He said women were no longer "domestic animals" or "dolls for the harem." But he urged them not to blame men for all their problems.

    The opening ceremony was also attended by Prime Minister Rashidi Kawawa, and other ministers of the Tanzanian Government.

    SYNOPSIS: Tanzania's first Vice-President, Mr. Aboud Jumbe officially opened the congress of the Worl Union of Catholic Women's Organisations in Dar es Salaam on Sunday. It was the first time the four-yearly congress shad been held outside Europe since the organisation was founded nearly sixty years ago. The opening was also attended by senior members of the Tanzanian Government.

    The Vice-President of the Catholic Women's Organisation, Mrs. Bernadette Kunambi, was among the first speakers. About two hundred delegates from North and South America, Western Europe, Asia and Africa attended the week-long congress to discuss equality for women.

    Vice-President Jumbe, who's a Moslem, told the women they were as capable as men and were no longer "domestic animals" or "dolls for the harem". But he urged them not to blame men for all their problems.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEDQ4WWQ5037G66SKSONJBLD6T
    Media URN:
    VLVAEDQ4WWQ5037G66SKSONJBLD6T
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/09/1974
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    Unknown
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    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
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