Campaign to end violence against women opens

Luanda – A Campaign aimed to put an end to the violence against women and girls opened Friday during a ceremony presided over by minister of Social Action, Family and Promotion of Women, Ana Paula do Sacramento Neto.

The 16-day campaign is meant to encourage reporting, advocate protection for victims and the application of punitive measures,

Taking place under the slogan “United in the fight against violence on women and girls,” the nationwide campaign aims to develop awareness actions, involvement of families in the fight against violence and promote reflections to ensure the rights of women and children against harassment, sexual assault, pregnancy and early marriage.

The minister Ana Paula do Sacramento Neto said that domestic violence is a public health problem and a social scourge that continues to hinder the achievement of gender equity and equality.

It also prevents the achievement of development, peace, harmony and social cohesion, according to Agenda 2030 and 2060 of the Sustainable Development Goals.

According to the official, from January to November this year, Angola reported 913 cases of domestic violence in its Counseling Centers and 11,710 complaints through the lines 145 and 146.

In turn, the United Nations coordinator in Angola, Zahira Virani, described the elimination of all forms of gender violence as a priority for the development of Angola and to achieve a fairer, egalitarian and inclusive society.

The ceremony was attended by the diplomatic corps accredited to Angola, government officials, representatives of churches, NGOs, and members of civil society.

Source: Angola Press News Agency

Luanda – A Campaign aimed to put an end to the violence against women and girls opened Friday during a ceremony presided over by minister of Social Action, Family and Promotion of Women, Ana Paula do Sacramento Neto.

The 16-day campaign is meant to encourage reporting, advocate protection for victims and the application of punitive measures,

Taking place under the slogan “United in the fight against violence on women and girls,” the nationwide campaign aims to develop awareness actions, involvement of families in the fight against violence and promote reflections to ensure the rights of women and children against harassment, sexual assault, pregnancy and early marriage.

The minister Ana Paula do Sacramento Neto said that domestic violence is a public health problem and a social scourge that continues to hinder the achievement of gender equity and equality.

It also prevents the achievement of development, peace, harmony and social cohesion, according to Agenda 2030 and 2060 of the Sustainable Development Goals.

According to the official, from January to November this year, Angola reported 913 cases of domestic violence in its Counseling Centers and 11,710 complaints through the lines 145 and 146.

In turn, the United Nations coordinator in Angola, Zahira Virani, described the elimination of all forms of gender violence as a priority for the development of Angola and to achieve a fairer, egalitarian and inclusive society.

The ceremony was attended by the diplomatic corps accredited to Angola, government officials, representatives of churches, NGOs, and members of civil society.

Source: Angola Press News Agency

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