Angola elected PAWO regional secretary

Luanda – The Republic of Angola was elected last Friday in Namibia for the post of the Regional Secretary for Southern Africa of the Pan-African Women’s Organization (PAWO) for a five-year period.

In the previous term the country held the post of Vice president by the State Minister for Social Sector Carolina Cerqueira.

Speaking to ANGOP the State minister Carolina Cerqueira said that the current political economical social and cultural conjuncture needs a Pan-African organization with a high vision linked to the challenges that brings the women in the current context of changes that the African continent faces.

Carolina Cerqueira stated that the new women generation is called to revitalize the organization in a greater integration cohesion and intergenerational and gender dialogue to speed up the empowerment of women and her effective participation in decision making in favor of the silencing of arms sustainable development equity and social justice.

The Cabinet minister considered that the diversity of opinions and shared experiences allowed the deep approach of the women situation in African countries and set goals in the ambit of the application of milestones outlined by the strategies of African Union 2030 and United Nations 2063 for the advance of woman.

The Women’s financial autonomy and women economic inclusion in national and regional development plans was the other settled priorities that according to the minister Carolina Cerqueira should be sustained with programs of inclusion and with support mechanisms for the credit and financing of female entrepreneurship initiatives.

On the other hand the 10th Congress elected also by unanimity the Namibian Eunice Ipinge as the president and the Ugandan Grace Kabayo in the post of General Secretary for a period of five years.

The event was attended by representatives of five regions of the continent and was presided over by the Namibian deputy prime minister Netumbo Nandi.

In addition to being a founding member of the PAWO Angola assumed the presidency and housed the organizations headquarters for 22 years.

Source: Angola Press News Agency