Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:15 - Updated Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:15
Reports on cases of domestic violence increase
Luanda - Reports on the cases of domestic violence have increased significantly in recent years in Angola, said Monday the Secretary of State for Ministry of Family and Women Promotion, Vitória da Conceição.
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Vitória da Conceição was speaking during a lecture on impact of domestic violence on family.
The official said that in 2015 there were 25,414 cases of domestic violence in relation to 2014, where the sector recorded an increase of 64 percent.
During the first quarter of 2016, three thousand cases of sexual violence against minors were also reported, she said.
According to her, the increase in cases shows that the sector is working along with the population on awareness and lectures aimed to reduce this phenomenon.
Vitoria da Conceição also announced that the sector reports 100 cases of various domestic violence on monthly basis at sheltering and counseling centers of the Ministry of Family and Women Promotion.
Meanwhile, the official appealed to the young people to join the voter registration process ahead of 2017 elections in Angola.
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