ANGOP - Angola Press News AgencyANGOP - Angola Press News Agency

Go to homepage



Home » News » Politics

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:46 - Updated Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:50

Switzerland: MP Carolina Cerqueira highlights gender equality at IPU gathering

Geneva - Angolan MP Carolina Cerqueira said last Wednesday in Geneva, Switzerland, that the recognition of women?s rights and gender equality is an essential matter for the materialisation of the fundamental values enshrined in the Constitution of Angola.

Send by email

To share this news by email, fill out the information below and click Send


To report errors in the texts of articles published, fill out the information below and click Send

Angolan MP Carolina Cerqueira

Photo: angop

Speaking at the 131st Session of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), Carolina Cerqueira stated that the Angolan National Assembly has developed several initiatives to materialise such goals as the incorporation of gender in the functioning and organisation of the Parliament.

The head of the Angolan delegation at the IPU gathering stressed that “The Republic of Angola is committed to materialising the premises relating to the strengthening of the state’s sensibility towards gender issues".

She revealed that current studies show that Angola is among the top ten countries with the highest number of female participation in decision-making organs, adding that for the Angolan Parliament the figure is 37 per cent.

She went on to say that it is visible the commitment of Angola to the promotion of gender equity, mentioning as example legislative initiatives turned to the protection and promotion of gender equity, the approval of the Law on Domestic Violence, and the Law on Political parties which has a mandatory provision of female representation not below 30 per cent of women for all political organisations.   

She also pointed out the approval of the National Policy for Gender Equality and the Strategy to Implement the National Plan on Family Action as some of the tools adopted by the Angolan Executive towards the promotion of equality and empowerment of women.

Tags Diplomacy  

Read also
  • 08/02/2019 11:01:56

    African leaders assess refugees' situation

    Addis Ababa - The 34th session of the African Union (AU) Executive Council opened on Thursday in Addis Ababa assessed several dossiers, with highlights to the problematic of the refugees, whose situation is to be more closely analyzed during the summit to run on February 10 and 11.

  • 25/01/2019 15:11:41

    Foreign minister back in Luanda

    Luanda - Foreign Affairs Minister, Manuel Augusto, arrived this morning to Luanda, after representing the Angolan Head of State, João Gonçalves Lourenço at the inauguration ceremony of the Congolese president-elected, Felix Tshisekedi, in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

  • 23/01/2019 13:24:08

    Angola can take advantages of Cuba's tourism experience

    Luanda - The Republic of Cuba can contribute to the diversification of the economy in Angola, in several domains, with emphasis on tourism and health services, Foreign Affairs Secretary Tete António said Tuesday.

  • 19/01/2019 12:34:48

    Diplomatic Corps commends Angola's defence of world peace

    Luanda - The Diplomatic Corps accredited in Angola commended last Friday, in Luanda, this African country's authorities on their stance in favour of world peace and democracy, as well as in condemnation of racism, xenophobia and other types of discrimination.