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Angola speaks at SADC meeting on promotion of women in various fields

Tue, 03 Jul 2018 17:49 - Society

Luanda - The progress made in the promotion of Angolan women in various sectors of public and private life will be presented at the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) meeting, taking place since last Monday in Johannesburg, South Africa.

  • Minister of Social Action, Family and Women Promotion, Victória da Conceição.

Angola is represented by the Minister of Social Action, Family and Women Promotion, Victória da Conceição, who will also talk about government efforts to prevent and combat HIV / AIDS.

According to a document from her office, Victória da Conceição heads an Angolan delegation that will participate until the fifth July in the meeting of SADC Ministers in charge of Gender and Women.

For three days, member states will share the progress made in implementing gender commitments, the SADC gender and development protocol, and women in politics and leadership.

The 15 SADC member countries will develop the regional strategy and action plan to combat gender-based violence (2019/2030), analyze the representativeness of women in management positions in the public and private sector, and prevent and combat gender-based violence. human trafficking in the SADC region.

The meeting will also discuss progress towards gender parity in the SADC Secretariat, women's peace and security, and gender and development monitoring of SADC-2018 and the commission Resolution 60/2 on the Status of Women (CSW), Girls and HIV / AIDS, promoted by the SADC, Framework and Action Plan to Combat HIV-AIDS.