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Equatorial Guinea at International Women's Day celebration in Portugal

15.03.2017

Equatorial Guinea, as a member of the CPLP, was represented by María Fátima Ntongono, Chief at the National Security General Directorate, accompanied by the ambassador from out country to Portugal and before the CPLP, Tito Mba Ada.

The chief, in her speech, recalled that International Women's Day is a good opportunity o reflect on the past, the present and the future of the female population, and is also a date that should be celebrated with courage and the determination of those women who day after day played a key role in the history of their communities and countries.

In her words, the Equatoguinean Police Chief highlighted the specific difficulties of being a woman police officer, on having to combine a professional role with that of the home. She also underlined the efforts deployed by the Government of Equatorial Guinea in favour of the emancipation of the Equatoguinean woman, pointing out its signing of the International Convention for the Elimination of All Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the creation of a Ministry for Social Affairs and Gender Equality for the application of the convention.

“In Equatorial Guinea, currently, women occupy posts in the three armies, in all sectors of military activity, and in the police, together with the three powers of the State, which demonstrated the commitment of the Government to the cause of gender equality", said the Equatoguinean representative, and she asked countries in the CPLP to support women's training as the ideal route to achieving gender equality.

On the photo: With the Portuguese Interior Minister,
and the other speakers


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