ANGOLA: Women Called to Reflect on Domestic Violence

Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Southern Africa
PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

The provincial director of Family and Woman promotion in northern Uije, Emilia Fernandes, on Tuesday here said the approval of a law on domestic violence by the National Assembly will be possible to punish offenders and guarantee protection to the victims, Angop has learnt.

Speaking during a talk on the theme defining the intersections of the militarism and violence against women, under the 16 days of activism against violence on gender, she considered the law as an important tool that will punish the promoters of domestic violence in the country.

While the law is not approved, the source called on the women to denounce possible cases of domestic violence so that it be condemned, defending therefore the need for reflection on the causes of this phenomena in the society and its impact in the country.

Thus, she called for the condemnation of the authors of violence against women and children.