More than 1,500 housewives and community workers from about 75 countries began a 10-day conference in Nairobi on Wednesday (12 October) to discuss problems facing rural women.
MV Tribal dancers and spectators (4 shots)
MV & CU Women seated in conference hall
MCU Kenyan Vice-President Daniel arap Moi addressing conference
MV Women applauding
MOI: "A great deal of our awareness of interest continues to be generated on the position, role and status of women in society. There is an ever-increasing realisation that the solution to the political, social and economic problems faced by various nations is linked intimately with the level and situation of women who live in those countries. Specific ways and means of integrating them into the global, regional and national development process for the overall benefit of mankind remains to a large extent to be effective."
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Background: More than 1,500 housewives and community workers from about 75 countries began a 10-day conference in Nairobi on Wednesday (12 October) to discuss problems facing rural women. They are meeting in a general session of the Associated Country Women of the World, the ACWW, held every three years in a different world capital.
SYNOPSIS: This is the first time the ACWW has met in Africa and Kenya put on a spectacular display of tribal dancing to welcome the women. The meeting, which is being held under the slogan, "building for the future", is discussing issues facing homemakers all over the world. The opening sessions was addressed by Kenya's Vice- President Daniel arap Moi.