18 May. 1999
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Nobel Laureate Rigoberta Menchu of Guatemala acknowledges applause after delivering the keynote speech to the 7th World Women's Conference in Rio de Janeiro, May 18. The event, sponsored by the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions, was attended by hundreds of delegates from around the world. The theme for the conference is 'Working women in the 21st Century: Demanding our space, taking our place.' Menchu won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1992.