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Vice President announces Executive will reserve 55 percent of scholarships for women

The Executive will reserve 55 percent of scholarships at national level for women, and direct 55 percent of funding to women for the development of scientific research, revealed this Wednesday the Vice President of the Republic during an interview held on the occasion of “Março Mulher”.


Esperança da Costa, who highlighted during the interview conducted by journalist Hariana Verás the Executive's policies aimed at women's empowerment, however, said that women must meet the necessary requirements to access such benefits, stressing that "it is not just a question of number".

During a conversation lasting close to an hour, in which, among other issues, she clarified her role as Vice-President of the Republic, Esperança da Costa stated that the country is committed to women's education, balanced development, gender equality and women's empowerment.
The trend, she said, is to invest more and more in the training of women, so that they reach more and more prominent positions in the State apparatus - as has already happened, she stressed. "Not just for being a woman, but for having the required skills and abilities to carry out the responsibilities assigned to her".

The Vice-President of the Republic added that the Executive is promoting the empowerment of rural women, through the granting of credit to this segment of the population, as well as to the most disadvantaged women, with the implementation of programs such as Kwenda.

During the interview, Esperança da Costa explained that, in addition to coordinating some advice and specialized consultation commissions of the holder of the Executive Branch, namely the National Multisectoral Commission for the Safeguarding of the World Cultural Heritage, the National Commission for the Fight against HIV/AIDS and Large Endemic Diseases, the National Council for Roads and Traffic Planning and the National Council for Water, and is also monitored by the ministerial departments of Education, Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, and Environment.

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