UNITED NATIONS, Angolan Minister of Family and Women Affairs Filomena Delgado has told a session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) being held here that the country has adopted legislation to guarantee the economic empowerment of women, with emphasis on job security, implementation of welfare policies in rural areas and the participation of young women, who represent 52 per cent of the working-age population.

She disclosed this when presiding over a meeting on “Achieving women’s economic empowerment: Women’s participation in economic decision-making”, organized by Angola on the sidelines of the 61st Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, here Thursday.

Delgado, who was accompanied by Minister of Science and Technology Maria CAndida Teixeira, said the policies of the Angolan Executive had also contributed to the improvement of the policies and the implementation of policies and the well-being of rural women and youth and their participation in the economy and improved their working conditions.

The meeting, which was an interactive session, was attended by representatives from various countries, and served to exchange experiences between Angola and other CSW member countries. The Minister emphasized efforts to achieve gender equality, political, social and economic empowerment of women, as well as the human rights of Angolan women and girls.

The Head of the Angolan delegation to the 61st Session of the CSW, taking place from March 13 to 24, highlighted the role played by various government partners in achieving the goals envisaged, such as the Trade Union Movement and women’s organizations in the country.

The 61st Session of the CSW is assessing the progress made and the challenges which impede the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and the 1995 Platform for Action, as well as the Results Agreed during the 23rd Special Session of the UN General Assembly.