14 December 2012

Angola: Budget Execution for Gender Requires Effective Supervision

Luanda — The efficient implementation of the budget will depend on effective supervision of the Parliament in order to ensure that the commitments are met.

This was defended by the 2nd deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, Joana Lina, at the opening act of the seminar on "Gender and Budget", held at the Congress Hall.

The event was jointly sponsored by the Women's Network and UN representation.

Joana Lina said it is crucial MPs oversee the work to ensure the implementation of policies related to women.

She also spoke of the need to begin thinking of a better rapport between gender policies and the available budget in order to ensure that the needs and interests of individuals from different social groups are taken into account.

The MP, who called for a better understanding of the subject, championed that the issue is not related to the approval of the budgets to benefit exclusively women or men, but only integrates the gender perspective in debate on budget and other public policy as a way to better understand their relationships in society.

The deputy speaker said by doing so the country will be in position to secure both the respect of the rights of women and millennium goals.

The event, which ended this Friday, was designed to the MPs and leaders of female organisations, among others.

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