14 February 2013
Southern Africa: Gender Meeting in Maputo
Maputo — The Mozambican capital Maputo will today host a ministerial meeting on the gender issue of the 15-member Southern African Development Community (Sadc). Sadc ministers of women and gender are to discuss problems of southern African women and seek empowerment, Mozambican National Director of Women Josefa Langa said on Tuesday. Langa told reporters in Maputo that the Sadc wants to have a common action against gender discrimination.
"There is discrimination against women and girls in schools and public institutions. We want to combat this," she noted.
The official called on society as a whole to take part in the struggle to ensure women are equal with men.
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