Country Angola
Year 2011
Type of Measure Policies > Inclusion of violence against women in other national plan/strategy, Social services > Hotline/Helpline
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description


In 2011 the Government adopted the Strategy for the Prevention and Combating of Violence against Children, as a response to all forms of violence found in the country, adopting the following initiatives:

  • Establishment of the National Observatory, aimed at harmonising the methods for the collection and processing of statistical data on the situation of children, including the Helpline SOS-child which is available for individuals to report cases of violence against children in accordance with the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a communications procedure;
  • Expansion and strengthening of Provincial, Municipal, Communal and Local networks for the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of the Child, coordination mechanisms and articulation of actions to prevent and combat violence against children.

Source of Information

A/HRC/WG.6/20/AGO/1 para. 72