Angola with Women’s Economic Empowerment Legislation

New York – The Minister of Family and Women Affairs, Filomena Delgado, said in New York that Angola has adopted legislation guaranteeing the economic empowerment of women, with emphasis on job security, implementation of welfare policies in rural areas and young people’s participation, who represent 52 percent of the working-age population.

The official said so on Thursday when she presided over the side event entitled “Achieving women’s economic empowerment: women’s participation in economic decision-making”, organized by Angola on the sidelines of the 61st Session of the Commission on the Status of Women), taking place at the UN headquarters from 13 to 24 this month.

Filomena Delgado, accompanied by the Minister of Science and Technology, Maria CAndida Teixeira, said that the policies of the Executive also contributed to the improvement of the policies and the implementation of policies and the well-being of rural women and youths’ participation and improve the employees’ working conditions.

The meeting, which was interactive and attended by representatives from various countries, served to exchange experiences between Angola and other CSW member countries. The Minister emphasized efforts to achieve gender equality, political, social and economic empowerment of women, as well as the human rights of Angolan women and girls.

The Head of the Angolan delegation to the 61st Session of the CSW highlighted the role played by various government partners in achieving the goals envisaged, such as the Trade Union Movement and women’s organizations in the country.

The 61st Session of the CSW assesses the progress made and the challenges that impede the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and the 1995 Platform for Action, as well as the Results Agreed during the 23rd Special Session of the UN General Assembly.

Source: Angola Press News Agency