• Short Summary

    THE CONGOLESE MINISTER OF SOCIAL AFFAIRS, MRS SOPHIE LIHAU-KANZA, RECENTLY COMPLETED A WIDE-RANGING TOUR OF CONGO-KINSHASA'S PROVINCES.

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    MRS LIHAU-KANZA GREETED BY OFFICIALS AND AT MEETINGS; GREETED BY WOMEN; HANDING OUT FOOD; CARRIED ON LITTER; ON RIVERBOAT.




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    Background: THE CONGOLESE MINISTER OF SOCIAL AFFAIRS, MRS SOPHIE LIHAU-KANZA, RECENTLY COMPLETED A WIDE-RANGING TOUR OF CONGO-KINSHASA'S PROVINCES. IN MANY PLACES, SHE PERSONALLY HANDED OUT GIFTS OF FOOD AND MEDICINE.

    DURING HER TOUR, MRS LIHAU-KANZA MET WITH LOCAL AUTHORITIES TO ARRANGE EQUAL DISTRIBUTION OF FOOD AND MEDICAL SUPPLIES GIVEN BY OTHER COUNTRIES TO CONGO-KINSHASA.

    THE MINISTER, WHO IS ALSO THE PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL AID COMMITTEE FOR THE PROVINCIAL MARTYRS OF THE REBELLION, WAS GREETED BY BIG CROWDS OF WOMEN WHEREVER SHE TRAVELLED.

    MRS LIHAU-KANZA, WHO HAS CAMPAIGNED FOR EQUAL RIGHTS FOR WOMEN, WAS CHEERED BY MANY AND WAS CARRIED BY SOME VILLAGE WOMEN ON A LITTER. IN CONGO-KINSHASA'S RECENT REFERENDUM, WOMEN WERE ALLOWED TO VOTE BY SPECIAL DECREE AND A GREAT MANY DID SO. THE REFERENDUM GRANTED WOMEN A VOTE INT HE FUTURE.

    THE MINISTER FOR SOCIAL AFFAIRS WAS ACCOMPANIED BY THE MINISTER OF WORKS, MR KIMWAY, AND MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL AID COMMITTEE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAC3CUTL636AGCK1Z50TO6NO69
    Media URN:
    VLVAAC3CUTL636AGCK1Z50TO6NO69
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/06/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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