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Deputies launch initiative to prevent and combat drugs

As of Thursday, Angola counts on the National Movement for the Prevention and Fight against the Use of Drugs, an initiative of the Group of Women Parliamentarians, which aims to mitigate the consequences of drug use within the family.

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The movement, launched at the seat of parliament, says that drugs affect "a large part of Angolan society" and that they are at the basis of "family breakdown" and "several heinous crimes" that the country has recorded, pointing to the need to reverse the situation. painting.

According to its promoters, the National Movement for the Prevention and Fight against the Use of Drugs, which has 52 founding members, proposes to create a national movement for education, awareness, reduction and combating the consumption of legal and illegal drugs.

Working to reduce drug addiction, mitigating its consequences, is also one of the purposes of women parliamentarians in Angola, who point to the need to update the legislative collection against drug use.

In addition to contributing to preventive actions to reduce the incidence of cases related to drug use and abuse, Angolan MPs also guarantee to provide legal guidance for all current diplomas dealing with drugs in the Angolan and international legal context.

Standardizing an effective response on the diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and socio-family re-insertion of drug addicts is also part of the specific objectives of the movement now launched.

With a validity horizon that extends until 2022, in its initial phase, the National Movement for the Prevention and Fight against the Use of Drugs has already conceived 54 actions that will be implemented in school institutions, universities, churches, among others, say the promoters.

Ministerial departments, the National Institute for Fight against Drugs, professional associations, churches, non-governmental organizations, and other civil society actors make up the range of partners in the movement, they add.

Work groups on prevention, therapy, social action, legal and communication and marketing groups constitute the movement's organizational chart, whose actions throughout Angola will be coordinated by deputies from provincial circles.