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Mon, 26 Dec 2011 18:30 - Updated Mon, 26 Dec 2011 18:30

Government pledges to cultivate human rights


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Luanda - The Angolan Government is committed to making of human rights part of the citizens’ life, making of it a culture of all Angolans.

This was said by the secretary of State for Human Rights, António Bento Bembe, while assessing the work done by His department this year, highlighting a number of actions undertaken to implement the human rights culture programme.

“In 2011 we held, in addition to other activities, a Round Table with the Spanish International Cooperation Agency, the first seminar between the Angolan Government and the Kingdom of  Norway, and the second National Conference on Human Rights and designed the national human rights policy draft,” said the official.

Bento Bembe explained that the various events and conferences held served as the basis for the debates towards the promotion of a culture of respect for human dignity.

According to him, “we found in these actions opportunities to publicise the human rights culture and today there is an awareness, there is a great awakening throughout the country about the respect for human rights,” he stressed.

António Bento Bembe stressed the project of promotion of the national policy and strategy on human rights include a wide range of actions of education of the population on the issue.

He said the civil society has been showing positive participation  and the project requires the mobilisation of everyone in order for human rights to become a reality in Angola.