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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume 39, Issue 3. 15th March [1976]


Petra Van den Munckhof, a third-year Victoria Arts student, was a New Zealand University Students' [unclear: Association] [unclear: mtative] at the 5th Asian Students' Association general meeting, held in Thailand during December. Petra was also New Zealand's representative at the Women in the Third World [unclear: conference] in this article she gives her impressions, both of the general conference discussions, and of the conclusions reached by conference delegates.

Column of a woman's face repeating

Last November I was delegate at the Asian Students' Association Conference on 'Women in the Third World' which was held in Chiengmai, Thailand. Here many active men and women from ten different countries in the Asian Region gathered to discuss many aspects of women's oppression.

Our overall task was to draw up a workable plan of action which could further the liberation of women in our respective situations.

The conference can be divided into 3 main areas:-
1.Discussion and reports given by each of the participants analysing the situation of women and the state of the women's movement in their countries.
2.Field work and study tour to observe women in the village and in factories.
3.Plan of action.

All the reports clearly pointed to the fact that women in Asia are oppressed in all areas of life.