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Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:24 - Updated Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:24

Official defends training on parental responsibilities

Luanda - State-run and civil society institutions should create parental training and preparation mechanisms to help them take up responsible paternity to ensure physical and emotional well-being of their children, the Secretary of State for Family and Promotion of Women has said.

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State secretary of state for women promotion Ruth Mixinge

Photo: Pedro Parente

Ruth Madalena Mixinge stressed the parental role when speaking at the national event that marked the Father's Day, on March 19, held in  Quiçama municipality, Luanda.

She attributed the drop in the cases of domestic violence and human rights violations  in country to the changing behaviour and family dialogue to strengthening relationship between parents.

The official said that father has the primary responsibility for protecting the children although the mother and grandparents play their role in cooperating with the fathers toward fulfilling their true role in the family.

Under the country's Constitution, she said, men and women have the same rights and duties toward the family.

The State Secretary described the family as essential foundation to individual and collective development of human being.

The official called on parents to reflect on their behaviour toward their children.

Ruth Mixinge congratulated, on behalf of the Ministry of Social Action, Family and Promotion of Women, all parents and guardians committed to the protection and integral development of their children.

Angola marked, for the first time, the Father's day in 2009.  This year the event was celebrated under the motto “"For the recovery of values, father wake up and take care of your children."

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