ANGOLA: Women Leaders to Attend International Symposium Against Gender Violence

Tuesday, January 27, 2009
All Africa
Southern Africa
PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
Human Rights
Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

Angolan women leaders will attend from february 2 to 4 an international symposium under the motto "No Violence Against Woman" to be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The meeting, to be addressed by angolan MPs Albertina Muxindo and Teresa Cohen dos Santos, will discuss issues related to woman traffic and sexual abuse.

Albertina Muxinde will chair the debate on "women vulnerability and the impect of HIV-AIDS in the Community of Portuguse Spakig Countries" while Teresa Cohen will chair the discussion on "Policies to face HIV-AIDS epidemic".

The symposium, jointly organized by the International Democratic Federation of Women, the brazilian ministry of external relations, and the United Nations Population Fund will also address the combat against international traffic, sexual exploration of children and teenagers, prevention against HIV-AIDS, and cooperation in the portuguese speaking countries on woman health, education and work.