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Thu, 05 Dec 2019 12:40 - Updated Thu, 05 Dec 2019 13:07

Women reinforce public policies in gender issues

Luanda - At least 120 women have reinforced their technical abilities for mutual cooperation aimed at taking action for the insertion of gender equality in decision-making mechanisms and the implementation of public policies in gender issues in the provinces of Bié and Huíla, as part of the FOCO III project.

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The initiative is part of  FOCO III Project implemented by the Czech non-governmental organisation ''People In Need'', intended to promote groups of women of the civil society and entrepreneurs from above provinces.

The 120 women will be tasked with disseminating the knowledge that will result in formation of 30,000 compatriots.

The project manager, Ludovina Nunda, said that the action was reinforced with meetings on exchange experience among young women with a strong potential leadership. 

The three-day training focused on gender and women's rights, human rights, project management, sexual and reproductive health, public policies, associations, among others.

As for awareness campaign, the event approached the actions against domestic violence, sexual harassment and violence against children, as well as the raising awareness to reduce paternity avoidance and prevent early pregnancy and family planning information.

Ludovina Nunda said they received financial support of 765,000 Euros from the European Union, the Netherlands Embassy in Angola and the NGO People In Need.

People In Need Angola started the programme in 2013, with the EU's support.

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