Angola: African female jurists debate continental problems

Luanda – The problems facing women in the African continent are under debate since last Wednesday, in Luanda, at a Conference of Law Career Females, promoted by the Angolan Female Jurists Association (AAMJ).

The meeting, which is set to end on Friday, aims to gather suggestions and recommendations to be submitted to governments, with a view to influencing them to implement the various assumed international compromises relating to solutions to women’s problems.

According to the chairwoman of the AAMJ, Solange Machado, the event happens in consequence of a guideline from the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) focused on contributing to the resolution of the problems that affect women in Africa.

She reminded that in the ambit of the African Union (AU), the Heads of State and Government have assumed several international compromises relating to women, which have not been implemented, that is why FIDA makes this contribution.

The Angolan jurist said that 75 years after many things happened in regard to women, the gender equality issue is still very relevant.

She went on to stress that some of the factors hindering the progress of women, besides historical and cultural factors, are issues like poverty and premature pregnancy.

The conference has been debating topics like Right to work, feminisation of poverty, a political matter or a legal one?, Right to education and gender equality in the African context, reality or utopia, The different dimensions of the right to health in the materialisation of gender equality, constraints and challenges, among others.

The event is being attended by delegates from SAPound o Tome & Principe, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau and the Republic of Congo.

The Angolan Female Jurists Association (AAMJ) was instituted in 1995.

Source: Angola Press News Agency