ANGOLA: Gender Policy

Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Women of History
Southern Africa
PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 

Angola's experience of gender participation in politics and decision making organs was praised at the meeting of the Network of Women MPs of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP) held on June 14 and 15 in Sao Tome and Principe.

Speaking to Angop, the leader of the group of angolan women MPs, Cesaltina Major, stated that other participants to the meeting rejoiced as she said that 38,6 per cent of angolan MPs are female, a figure exceeded only by Mozambique with 39 per cent, adding that this was an encouragement to women from other CPLP countries to continue the gender fight.

Cesaltina Major stressed that Angola achieved this goal throughthe work of president Jose Eduardo dos Santos and other political leaders.

The angolan women MPs delegation presented at the meeting the Theme "Promoting advocacy and lobbying advocacy among member states allow a greater awareness of and engagement in increasing the representation and active participation of women in politics and decision-making".