1 March 2012

Angola: OMA Marks 50 Years of Foundation

Luanda — The Angola's ruling MPLA party's women wing (OMA) will celebrate Friday, 2 March, 50th anniversary of its foundation, in 1962.

The date is devoted to Angolan women, in recognition of the role in the resistance struggle of the Angolan people against Portuguese colonial occupation.

The event also attaches particular importance to the other members of society, who with courage, determination and with the price of their lives, contributed that Angola could be a free and independent country.

Amongst the Angolan women who played prominent role in heroic deeds, stress goes to the queen NJinga Mbandi, Deolinda Rodrigues, Irene Cohen, Engrácia dos Santos, Teresa Afonso, Lucrécia Paím and others.

This year's activities marking the Angolan women's day, running under the slogan "OMA-50 years for effective emancipation of woman", opened on 18 February in northern Uíge province, by the organisation's secretary general, Luzia Inglês Van-Dúnem "Inga".

Luanda will host OMA's main event on Friday.

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