Radio Television de Portugal interviews Vice-Minister for Social Affairs

Kadidja Pinto Monteiro, a presenter on the Radio Television de Portugal (RTP) channel and from the programme Revision de Portugal Sou Capaz, interviewed on Thursday 13th June the Vice-Minister for Social Affairs and Gender Equality, Pastora Ntutumu Santalices, on the role of women in Equatorial Guinea.

The idea for the interview arose from our country’s membership of the CPLP. The channel attempted to show the true image of Equatorial Guinea, both in terms of infrastructures and public figures.

More than ten questions were answered by the Vice-Minister for Social Affairs and Gender Equality, including: What is the position of the Guinean woman? The Vice-Minister responded that women have climbed so high that they now take part and work in all sectors, thanks to the support from the Head of State and the First Lady, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and Constancia Mangue.

To the question: How do women feel about their new responsibilities?, Ntutumu pointed out the difficulties that can be encountered, but that great effort must be shown in taking decisions.

In another question, the presenter wanted to know about evolution in the matter of equal opportunities. Pastora Ntutumu said that women have taken a very important role, there are many opportunities with respect to training, and loans are being offered, thanks to the First Lady, Constancia Mangue, to facilitate the development of working activities.

Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office

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