ANGOLA: Minister Highlights Importance of Gender Equality

Monday, November 22, 2010
Angolan Press Society
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The Angolan Women Promotion and Family minister, Genoveva Lino, Monday, here, highlighted the importance of gender equality, as key element for the building of an equal and just society.

The government official, who was speaking at the seminar under the motto “Gender and Local Leadership”, considered important stressing National Policy of Gender Equality and Equity, that will become a guiding instrument for implementing actions focused on behaviour changes, attitudes and discriminatory practices that stop sustainable development.

According to the minister, sustainable development obliges, among other elements, decentralising material, cognitive and financial resources, providing for the communities opportunities and favourable conditions for their development and also of the country.

To her, a good leadership, supported on the participation of all society, mainly of women, is a pre-condition for sustainable development, as well as achieving Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

The seminar was organized by the Forum of Woman Journalists for Gender Equality and was supported by the Angolan Women Promotion and Family Ministry, Spanish Cooperation and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).