An Angolan Justina de Almeida Braganca was recently elected as the Chairperson of the Group of wives of African diplomats in the Russian Federation with ranks below Ambassador.
Justina de Almeida Braganca.Justina de Almeida Braganca, who is dual-hatted as the Executive Secretary of Russia and CIS office of the Organization of Angolan Women (OMA), succeeded a Burundian Speciose Simbashira in the position. She served earlier as the Deputy Chairperson of the Group. Justina de Almeida Braganca holds a Master Degree in Law from Moscow State Open University, and is the second representative of Angola in the position. In 2005 Maria Antonia Gomes Cardoso served as the Chairperson of the Group.
The new Chairperson says the Group is a social organization, which main objectives are to strengthen friendship among African women residing in Russia and promote African culture in the East-European state.
The Group is going to organize social and cultural events on the occasion of the International Women’s Day on March 8, the Day of Africa on May 25 and the Day of African Women on July 31 this year, as well as hold working meetings with women’s and charitable organizations of Russia.
Yet another mainstream of the Group’s activities under Angolan lawyer Justina de Almeida Braganca will be the confirmation of Group’s solidarity with Russian children with African roots, and the attempt to get an insight into the needs of the African student community in Russia, particularly females.
Press-center of Angola Embassy in Russia