11 December 2012

Angola: Govt Commitment to Fighting Against Domestic Violence Highlighted

Luanda — The UN resident co-ordinator to Angola, Maria do Valle Riberiro, on Tuesday here highlighted the commitment of the Angolan government to fighting against domestic violence, a social phenomenon that contributes to destruction and emotional instability of families and society, Angop has learnt.

The UN official said so to during the launching of UNITEL campaign on Social Mobilization under the motto "To end violence against women and girls" of the Ministry of Family and Women Promotion.

In addition, Maria do Valle Ribeiro said that the engagement of the government in the approval of the law 25/11 of July 14, 2011, law on domestic violence, is a visible indicator of the Angolan government commitment.

Maria do Valle also reminded that thousands women and girls in the world are beaten, mutilated and killed.

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