Delegates from more than 30 developing nations have been attending a week long seminar on the role of women in African society.
GV EXTERIOR: Institute of African Development building.
GV AND SV INTERIOR: officials seated at table facing audience (2 shots)
SV AND CU: women in audience (2 shots)
CU: officials at the table.
LV: women applaud
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Background: Delegates from more than 30 developing nations have been attending a week long seminar on the role of women in African society.
SYNOPSIS: The Institute of African Development's building in Dakar, Senegal was the setting for the seminar which opened on Monday (12 December), held by the African Women's Association for Research and Development.
The theme of the meetings was women's rights-discussions centring on the growing role of women particularly relating to urban and rural development. After the opening sessions and formalities were completed, delegates and observers settled down to listen to speakers on a wide range of topics including the legal status of women and the "psycho-cultural aspects of the feminine condition".