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26/09/2011: Angola Honoured at International Conference on Human Rights

Angola Honoured at International Conference on Human Rights
 

Brasília - Angola was distinguished for its participation in all panels of the 10th International Conference on Women Human Rights that took place in Brazil, city of Brasilia from September 19 to 23, 2011.

Angola was represented in the panels on human rights, justice for women, health, combat and eradication of hunger and poverty, as well as women's empowerment.

In the event, promoted by the International Federation of Women in Legal Careers (FIFCS), Angola released the law on domestic violence, considering it as a gain for the harmonization of the Angolan families and valued the efforts made by the government in reducing children mortality rate and fighting hunger and poverty.

During the forum, the Mass Media Minister, Carolina Cerqueira, highlighted the political agenda of the Angolan Government that aims to allow women greater participation in the development, implementation and monitoring of  development strategy in the country.

 Carolina Cerqueira chairs the general assembly of FIFCS.

The minister led an Angolan delegation that was comprised by the president’s secretary for legal issues, Florbela Araújo, MPs Júlia Ornelas and Lurdes Veiga, as well as the jurists Catarina Cunha and Leona Capindissa.

The conference of Brasília was aimed at upgrading and guaranteeing the materialisation of the commitment to defending the women’s human rights.

The International Federation of Women in Legal Careers is a non governmental organization that was founded in 1928 in Paris in France and it gathers national associations and individual members worldwide.