Luanda – Angolan government on Wednesday in Luanda, announced during celebrations of 40 years of independence that it had stepped up its fight against domestic violence against women.
The Ministries of Family and that of the Interior said a total of 16,237 cases of domestic violence were registered in 2014.
It said that many cases were not reported because the victims feared retaliation and there was no adequate protection.
The ministry said that in solving the problems, the Ministry of Family and Women Promotion had started a series of meetings.
It said that government was determined to improve processing of information, protect the victims and register the perpetrators and to provide access to justice for the protection of victims. (AGI/NAN)