The United Nations Women's Conference is continuing in Copenhagen in Denmark with Palestine and apartheid among the main issues.
SV Libyan delegate Zohra Elfallah speaking in Arabic.
GV Israeli delegate.
SV Ivory Coast delegate Jeanne Gervais speaking in French and delegates in hall. (2 SHOTS)
SV Chilean delegate Alicia Romo speaking in Spanish. (2 SHOTS)
SV Bolivian delegate Elba Ojara de Jemio speaking in Spanish. (2 SHOTS)
SV Iranian delegate Lalleh Bakhtiar speaking in English. (5 SHOTS)
GV Demonstrators with banner outside conference venue, PAN DOWN TO Ukrainian women with photographs.
SV PAN UP From photograph Popovych TO Ukranian women.(3 SHOTS)
BAKHTIAR: "Known as Pahlavi dolls this was the image of women's organisations presented to us. Movie stars, singers and cabaret dancers became the models for our hairstyles, dress style and life style. Now could it be? Why did women allow such insulting exploitation to be made of them? Why did they remain oppressed by these foreign forms and two-faced leaders? What have the Moslem women gained from the revolution? She has gained the dignity, self-respect and freedom to be herself."
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Background: The United Nations Women's Conference is continuing in Copenhagen in Denmark with Palestine and apartheid among the main issues.
SYNOPSIS: The Libyan delegate, Zohra Elfallah, condemned the Israeli occupation of the West Bank of the Jordan. She said she hoped the conference would urge governments to give aid to women refugees. She said Palestinian women had been deprived of their human rights and lived in poverty and without eduction, and claimed Israeli prisons were full of Palestinian women.
The delegate from the Ivory Coast, Jeanne Gervais, who's that country's Minister for the Status of Women, spoke about apartheid. She said her country would defend women suffering in South Africa, but it was important to find the right way to help them. She said the Ivory Coast hoped the conference would answer the wishes of South African women by finding a real solution to their problems.
But the Chilean delegate, Alicia Romo said the questions of apartheid and the Palestinians had nothing to do with the conference. She said men had again imposed their problems on women and the conference delegates were watching while another opportunity slipped through their hands.
Another South American representative, Elba Ojara de Jemio, of Bolivia, spoke about the recent coup d'etat in her country. She said anti-democratic forces were trying to lead Bolivia to civil war. But she said she was sure that the rights of Bolivian women and those of the country's woman president would be returned. Iran's representative, Lalleh Bakhtiar, spoke about the repression of Islamic women during the Shah's regime.
About a dozen Ukrainian women living in the West took the opportunity of the conference to stage a 48-hour hunger strike. They said they were expressing their solidarity with women in the Ukraine and other Soviet satellite countries.