A seminar in Dublin hears how women around the world can share their experiences and learn from each other.

Women Worldwide the one day event organised by the Council for the Status of Women was held at Larkin Hall in Parnell Square, Dublin and attracted 300 women from as far as Sudan, Kenya and Korea.

Chairwoman of the Council for the Status of Women Frances Fitzgerald explains how women around the world have a lot in common and can learn from one another.

The opening address was made by President Mary Robinson who reinforced the view that women around the world share a lot in common.

Women together have a unique and valuable contribution.

President Robinson also points to a growing self-awareness among women in the developing world.

Following the seminar, workshops were held on the political, social and economic changes taking place across the world and their impact specifically on women.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 18 May 1991. The reporter is Fionnuala Sweeney.