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Prize gives more than 16 million kwanzas to 'women of merit'. Open applications

More than 16 million kwanzas will be awarded to 'women of merit', within the scope of the first edition of the National Prize “Mulher de Mérito”. Applications for the award run until the end of November, and are open to all Angolan women aged 18 or over.


According to Angop, the award will comprise a total of 11 categories – research, health, entrepreneurship, agriculture and livestock, fisheries, family farming, tourism, environment and biodiversity, culture and art, resilience, women and citizenship and the blue economy – and will award one winner per category.

Speaking at a press conference that signaled the start of the candidacies, the president of the award jury, Rosa Cruz e Silva, informed that each winner will receive a monetary prize of 1.500.000 kwanzas.

After all, the first edition of this initiative – promoted by the Ministry of Social Action, Family and the Promotion of Women – will award a total of 16.500.000 kwanzas in prizes.

Applications for the prize will take place until the 30th of the next month, and all Angolan women aged 18 or over can compete for the prize.

According to Angop, candidacies must be carried out individually in the offices of Social Action, Family and Gender Equality, in the country.

Those interested in competing will have to fulfill some conditions that are part of the award regulations, such as filling in the application form in full, photocopy of Identity Card, photocopy of curriculum vitae and witness testimony, two photographs, autobiography and summary of development projects, writes Angop.

The official, quoted by Angop, also referred that the evaluation and selection of candidacies - which will be based on the valorisation, dissemination and promotion of national customs and customs, on the promotion of acts with an impact on communities, acts of empowerment, citizenship and volunteering – will take place between December of this year and January of next year. The winners will be announced in March next year, when the awards gala will take place.

The prize was established by presidential decree no. 35/22 of 3 February, writes Angop.

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