Over 1500 women from 94 countries attended the 50th International Womens' Congress which had its final day in Copenhagen, Apr 23.
LV Women gather in room
SV Russian delegation arrive and are greeted
SCU Mrs Nehru
SV Women gather
SV PAN..Mrs. Nehru with Mrs Beovoge of Guinea and Russian delegate, PAN to other women
CU Mrs. Beovoge
TV Torchlight procession
TGV Procession masses in square
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Background: Over 1500 women from 94 countries attended the 50th International Womens' Congress which had its final day in Copenhagen, Apr 23. The Congress is non-political and fights for equal rights for women all over the world.
All women delegates - who are or have been, members of a government - were invited to lunch on the last day by the only Danish women minister, Mrs. Bodil Kock. Later, the end of the Congress was marked by a torch-light procession through the streets of Copenhagen.
The event is supported by the Communist-controlled Womens' Democratic Organization, and, - according to reports - was being held as part of a campaign to gain supremacy over the rival Social Democratic Women's Day. Topics discussed at the Copenhagen meeting included the problems of South Africa.