5 December 2012

Angola: Violence Impacts Women's Self Esteem - Jurist

Luanda — The jurist of Angolan Association of Legal Careers Women, Margarida de Brito said the domestic violence has reduced the self esteem of those who fall victim to the aggressive acts, specially women, Angop has learnt.

The jurist said this Wednesday in Viana district, Luanda, when speaking on the sidelines of the workshop under the theme "Gender Violence a life without violence is a right of women".

She underlined that the problems associated with violence affects women, in particular their self esteem and households in general.

Margarita de Brito said that society must be connected with a view to achieving social harmony in the family, because it is within family where many bad behavioural situations can be addressed.

According to the official, the achievement of social harmony among families will allow the recovery of moral and civic values. She encouraged the children to allow a free and open dialogue in order to avoid an unhealthy society.

The lecturer explained that the Angolan State, through the Ministry of Family and Women Promotion, created a law to tackle, punish and blame the people who commit violent acts within the family.

She stressed that this legal norm can safeguard all situations that occur within families.

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