ANGOLA: Women's Contribution to Liberation Struggle Highlighted

Thursday, March 4, 2010
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The role played by Angolan women towards national independence in 1975 and achievement of peace in 2002 was highlighted Wednesday in Luanda by Angolan Armed Forces (FAA) General Staff Military History officer, captain Maria Quarta.

Speaking to Angop, the officer said that during the national liberation struggle, both on the frontline and rearguard, women always showed nationalism.

She said that women such as Deolinda Rodrigues, Irene Cohen, Lucrécia Paím, and other, printed their example on the golden pages of Angola's history.

Besides the visit paid to Traffic Police Headquarters, the members of the women nucleus of the Ministry of National Defence also laid a wreath by the monument of the Angolan heroines, as part of the celebrations of the March 2, the day of the ruling MPLA party's women wing (OMA).

The delegation of 50 women militaries and FAA female employees was led by the head of the section of social assistance of the Department of Personnel and Staff the FAA Staff, col. Maria Domingas Tomás.