Angola

Alliance Focal Point Organization: Platforma da Mulheres Accao (PMA)
Contact Person: Veronica Sapalo
Physical Address: Condominio Lumbamba Vivenda no 21, Luanda Angola
Email: verosapalo@yahoo.com.br
Telephone: +244 926 544 477

 

Angola: Women Represent 59.9 of Voters in 2017 Elections

Luanda — The representation of the woman with electoral capacity in the August 23 election represents 59.9 percent of the total number of voters, said the Angolan Secretary of State for Cooperation, Ângela Bragança. The official said so during a lecture on “Women and Elections in Africa”, adding that the electoral process should be a […]

June 11, 2017 Themes: Governance
Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

International: Women in peace and gendered reinforcements

International: Women in peace and gendered reinforcements

Johannesburg, 20 September: Tomorrow is International Peace Day. The focus this year is peace education pledging, “to teach our children the value of tolerance and mutual respect. Let us invest in the schools and teachers that will build a fair and inclusive world that embraces diversity.À

A recent Gender Links Study on the prevalence of violence against women (VAW) in the Limpopo province of South Africa found that more than half (57%) of women who had attended school said they had been sexually harassed at school or university. They referred to incidents where a teacher, principal or lecturer hinted or threatened that they would fail exams, get bad marks and that their schooling would be adversely affected, if they did not provide sexual favours.

Angola: Domestic Violence Act allows for third party reporting

Domestically abused women who are financially dependent on their abusers can now report the crime with the assurance that they will be able to get financial and medical support from the state, thanks to the country’s new law on domestic violence. Women’s campaigners have welcomed the introduction of the new law, which was signed into the statute books on the 8 July 2011. The Act criminalises domestic violence and offers protection to victims and their families.

Angola Alliance Focal Network, PMA to take forward MOU signed with Government departments

The Platform for Women’s Action in Angola – Platforma da Mulheres Accao (PMA) will in March take forward implementation of the Memorandum of Partnership signed in August 2011 to strengthen the existing commitments between and within the Ministries of Gender, Justice and Members of Parliament on the implementation of key provisions of the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development. The MOU comes at a good time where Angola is chairing the Southern Africa Development Committee until August 2012.

Angola: PMA to become Southern Africa Gender Protocol Alliance focal point

Angola: PMA to become Southern Africa Gender Protocol Alliance focal point

Following a recent meeting to discuss the upcoming 7th Civil Society Forum the Platforma da Mulheres Accao (PMA) was elected to become the Alliance focal point.

September 6, 2011
Programs: About the Alliance | SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Angola: Launch of the 2011 SADC Gender Protocol Barometer

Angola: Launch of the 2011 SADC Gender Protocol Barometer

A launch of the 2011 Barometer also took place in Luanda on 13 August ahead of the SADC Heads of State Summit. Over 70 women and men attended the event

September 6, 2011
Programs: About the Alliance | SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Simplified SADC Gender Protocol – Portuguese

Simplified version of the SADC Gender Protocol in Portuguese