Dra. Luzia MonizJornalista, Socióloga, Presidente da PADEMA - Angola

    Angolan, Journalist, Sociologist, President of PADEMA – Platform for the Development of the African Woman, with head-office in Lisbon.
    Freelance journalist.
    Former editor of the Angolan magazine Mensageiro Económico. Former collaborator of the magazine Tempo de Moçambique, former editor of the magazine África Hoje (Portugal), former delegate of Angola Press Agency (ANGOP) in Portugal.

    She headed the African department of ANGOP in Angola. She worked as a correspondent of ANGOP in Maputo. In 1987, she worked as spokesperson for the 6th Congress of the Pan-American Women’s Organisation (PAWO).
    In 1985, she participated in the World Conference on the Decade for Women, in Nairobi, Kenya. She also participated in the World Congress of Women in 1988, in Moscow.

    Position papers (inter alia)

    “The State, Social Movements and Black Feminisms in the Latin-Afro-Hispanic Space”, SEMILLAH, Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro, November 2018
    “The Angolan woman and the preservation of cultural identity”, Budapest, May 2018

    “The invisibility of black women in Portuguese politics”, Regional Meeting on the International Decade of African-descendents, UN, Geneva, November 2017.
    “The place of women in the Angolan elections”, Conference on the future of Angola, organised by the reflection Platform, Lisbon, July 2017.

    “Black women and the media in Portugal”, Conference on “The empowerment of Women” organised by the Association of Women Ambassadors accredited in Portugal, July 2017.
    “African heroines (Deolinda Rodrigues, Josina Machel and Titina Silá): An overview”, Lecture at the Documentary and Bibliographical Exhibition on African Heroines, Lisbon, June 2017.

    “Capulana, (African cloth), an African identitary element”, Round-table of the FestiCapulana, International Capulana Festival, Lisbon, 2016.
    “The poetry of Neto in the national press (Angolan)”, International Colloquium on “The Life and Work of Agostinho Neto”, Luanda, 2014.
    “The trajectory of the Angolan peace process: a sense of linearity”, Conference organised by the Angolan Consulate in Faro, 2012.
    “Angolan youth and the defence of moral and ethical values”, Lecture at the Angolan Student Association, Lisbon 2011.
    “Journalism – and the truth”, AJECO Conference, Association of Economics Journalists, Luanda 2009.
    “The place of the black person in Agostinho Neto’s political speech”, Colloquium on Agostinho Neto, Luanda 2009