26 November 2012

Angola: Respect for Ethical, Cultural and Moral Values Produces Pacific Nation

Luanda — The Organisation of Angolan Women (OMA)'s secretary-general, Luzia Inglês Van-dúnem, last Sunday here said that the respect for ethical, cultural and moral values, leads to the construction of a peaceful, united and harmonious nation.

Speaking at the act of launching the Sixteen-day Campaign Against Gender Violence, happening under the topic "From the peace at home to peace in the world, let us end violence in families", she stressed that with a view to reinforcing the intervention role of the civil society, OMA joins the various actions and initiatives to contribute to the construction of a new mentality, cultivating in the population the culture of non violence.

Luzia Inglês stressed the statement by the Head of State, José Eduardo dos Santos, who said that the family is the centre of life in which the youths should be taught the fundamental values that will guide their adult life. It is in the family where the lessons of past generations is transmitted and it is in the family that we build the foundations and pillars of the nation.

According to the OMA secretary-general to materialize this thought it is indispensable the engagement, collaboration and an exhaustive analysis of all, on the role that the family plays in society, raising awareness, influencing change of behaviours and assumption of their responsibilities towards their children.

This year's campaign will emphasize the excessive consumption of alcohol as an element that generates violence, which is a public problem.

The source stressed the Law Against Domestic Violence is an important tool in curbing excesses in families and other closed environments, which is a step towards the full observance of human rights.

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