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Country to host 1st International Women's Forum for Peace and Democracy

The 1st International Women's Forum for Peace and Democracy will take place in Angola. The event will take place in Luanda, on the 25th and 26th of May, and will have as its motto “Technological Innovation as a Tool for Achieving Food Security and Combating Drought on the African Continent”.


Thus, during the two days of the event, women's lives in different sectors will be highlighted. According to Nuno Caldas, Secretary of State for Social Communication, the aim is to "create a privileged space for reflection", as well as "seek experiences from other countries".

"Here, remember that the objective is to effectively create a privileged space for reflection, to seek experiences from other countries, from political and social leaders, who have already exercised functions in other countries and in other latitudes of the world and who can overflow their experiences in these panels" , said the official, quoted by Rádio Nacional de Angola (RNA).

Among some of the themes, highlights, for example, the reaffirmation of the political commitment to gender equality, the empowerment of women and girls, among others.

"Capitalize the importance and reflection of peace and democracy on the African continent, reaffirm the political commitment to gender equality, the empowerment of women and girls, human rights, the role of the head of state, President João Lourenço, has played within the framework of promoting peace and reconciliation in Africa," said the Secretary of State, quoted by RNA.

The person in charge also made it known that "during the realization of the various panels, approximately 1100 people are expected to participate".

As part of the Luanda Biennial - Pan-African Forum for the Culture of Peace and Non-Violence, in a joint initiative between the Government, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the African Union (UA), the forum is "aligned with the protection and promotion of equality, enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations and with the "UN Women" program, which carries out actions at a global level for various purposes, namely combating discrimination against women and girls, empower women, ensure the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action, peace and security", according to the Bienal de Luanda website.

The forum will feature several panels, including "The Challenges of Globalization in the Gender Empowerment Process"; "Formalization as a Mechanism for Social and Financial Inclusion", among others.

The event is aimed at women leaders of African regional organizations; women leaders, heads of government and members of the PALOPs, CPLP and OEACP; international and national organizations; heads and representatives of diplomatic missions; public and private companies; and private sector entities.

You can find out more about the schedule and other aspects of the event here.

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