On Wednesday 9th May, the Presidential Adviser in Matters of Social Affairs, Gertrudis Mansogo, oversaw the work on the Study on Minors in Conflict with the Law in Equatorial Guinea, in representation of the Minister for Social Affairs and Gender Equality, Maria Consuelo Nguema Owana, in collaboration with the United Nations Fund for Children, UNICEF.
The event began with words from the UNICEF Representative, Fernando Dekono Djemis and the Adviser in Matters of Social Affairs, who said that the phenomenon of the minor in conflict with the law is worldwide, and a social question which places public safety at risk.
He also pointed out that the idea of the study is to contribute to the strengthening of all areas of the system of childhood protection, and has, from a position of sociological analysis and research, the aim of identifying possible causes and consequences of delinquency in minors, in order to generate data and identify various aspects related to the growth in the country.
He concluded his speech by praising the initiative of the First Lady, Constancia Mangue, as the promoter of the study. The adviser stressed that she was convinced that this study would make important steps in favour of childhood in Equatorial Guinea, within goals 21, 22 and 23 of the National Social and Economic Development Plan, Horizonte 2020.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea