ANGOLA: Family Ministry Action Plan to Promote Greater Gender Equality

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
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Luanda — The Action Plan for the Implementation of the National Policy for Gender Equality and Equity (PNIEG) of the Ministry of Family and Women Promotion (Minfamu), approved in 2013, will promote greater gender equality in all sectors of the society.

This statement was made on Tuesday in Luanda by the Secretary of State for Family, Ana Paula Sacramento Neto, during her speech at the "National Meeting for the Elaboration of PNIEG", taking place on 17-18 June in Luanda.

The plan, she added, will serve as guidance for the implementation of measures to promote gender equality in all spheres and structures of the Executive, private sector, civil society, the community and family organizations.

Gender equality, the secretary of state remembered, is one of the principles enshrined in the constitution of the Republic of Angola.

Ana Paula Sacramento Neto mentioned that the signatory states of the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of discrimination against women, of which Angola is a member, has an obligation to ensure the equal right of men and women in the economic, social, cultural, scientific and political exercise in a country.

In Angola, there is a gradual increase in the number of women in management and other positions of great importance for the development of the country, which is a result of the materialisation of encouraging gender equality promoted by the Executive programmes.

The Secretary of State also defended the need of the authorities to continue to work on the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, especially on employment, decent work, education, health and combating domestic violence.