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Angola Launches Women’s Month

Luanda — Angolan government officially opened Wednesday the Women’s Month Programme, dubbed “March Woman”, which will include throughout the month several activities dedicated to the promotion and appreciation of women.

The programme began with a lecture on World Zero Discrimination Day (March 1), held in Luanda promoted by the Ministry of Social Action, Family and Promotion of Women.

The Women’s Month Programme aims at saluting and celebrating the conquests and participation of women in digital education, their involvement in new technologies and gender equity.

For this year, activities are planned in several fields namely political and citizenship, promotion of gender equality and equity and women empowerment, in addition to tributes to several women.

According to the minister of Social Action, Family and Women Promotion, Ana Paula do Sacramento Neto, who was speaking at the opening ceremony of the day, the government has been promoting policies and actions to secure equal treatment for all citizens.

The minister underlined that the country has signed and ratified some international, continental and regional agreements, with the aim to create a legal framework capable of protecting people and the most vulnerable social groups against all types of discrimination.

The minister cited as examples the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa, also known as the Maputo Protocol.

Source: all africa