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June 7, 2019, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: LRW-LAW-1, LRCM-LAW-2, ACR-LAW-1

"The Penal Code was revised (Legislative-decree No. 4/2015, 11 November), typifying genocide, crimes against humanity, exploitation of child prostitution and human trafficking. Additionally, it typified crimes of Unconsented Artificial Procreation (article 152ºA) and increased sentence time for all sexual crimes, including sexual crimes against spouse, ex-spouse or partner, as well as crimes based on sexual orientation; increased the age for the crime of minor sexual abuse (previously considered for 14 to 16-year-old minors and now 14 to 18 years — article 145º). The revision of the Penal Code expanded the possibility of punishment for crimes committed outside of the national territory, including FGM (4º, No. 1, al. d)" (10).more
June 7, 2019, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4

"The Congregation of Sisters Adorers implemented in São Vicente a centre for women in prostitution or at risk of entering prostitution (Project Kreditá na Bo / Believe in Yourself), with support from the Ministry of Justice. Since the start of the project in February 2016, the Project supported 92 women in prostitution. In the context of HIV/AIDS projects, NGO such as MORABI, VERDEFAM and Red Cross work with sex workers since 2008. Their prevention and care activities on STI/HIV/AIDS are complemented by income generating activities, enabling them to achieve some reintegration of women and men from prostitution" (16). ""Prevalence rates in vulnerable and marginalized groups are also known: in 2013...more
June 7, 2019, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-3

"The revised Penal Code foresees guarantees for victims of HT, establishing that they are not criminally responsible for illegally entering the national territory or having participated, in any context, in illegal activities that are a direct consequence of being a victim of HT" (14).
June 7, 2019, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: SMES-DATA-2

"The legal framework of housing of social interest considers women’s role as head of household. Women headed households represent 58 per cent of beneficiaries that were allocated houses by the program Housing for All (676)" (33).
June 7, 2019, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: DACH-DATA-2

"Condom use among youth (15–24 years) has also evolved positively: in 2005, the rate of use of condom at last risk relation (non-cohabiting partner) was 55.8 per cent (women) and 78.6 per cent (men), while in 2012 it increased to 68.5 per cent (women) and decreased slightly for men (77.2 per cent)" (19-20).
June 7, 2019, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"In 2012 the National Immigration Strategy was approved (Resolution 3/2012, 23 January) and in 2013 its Action Plan (2013–2016), foreseeing improved management of irregular migrations and HT (strategic pillar I on Migration Flows), improved data collection and treatment and studies (strategic pillar II on Data and Research); and addressing FGM, early marriage and gender equality issues, through information and education sessions (strategic pillar V on Integration of Immigrants)" (15). "In July 2017 the Ministry of Justice launched at national level the Blue Heart Campaign against HT, involving different departments and personalities, including the police, defence, justice, education, human rights, childhood and gender equality, as well as CSO, media and international...more
June 7, 2019, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Cabo Verde had 3 elections in 2016, Legislative, Municipal and Presidential. In the Legislative elections 17 women were elected, 2 more than in 2011 and the rate of women’s representation in Parliament increased (20.8 per cent to 23.6 per cent). In the Municipal elections women’s representation went from 22 per cent in 2012, to 26.3 per cent in 2016: the proportion of women delegates in the Municipal Assemblies is now 29.4 per cent, of Council women in Town Halls 21 per cent (with 2 Town Halls having achieved the parity interval of 40 per cent–60 per cent, Praia — 44.4 per cent, and Brava — 60 per cent), and Chairwomen...more
June 7, 2019, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"Considering pregnant woman attending prenatal consultation (health sector administrative data), in 2014 close to 2 in every 10 were teenagers under 19 years of age (18.2 per cent), when in 2010 they represented 3 in every 10 pregnant women (30.5 per cent). Younger teenagers (under 17 years of age) represented close to 4 per cent of the total, in 2014, while in 2007 they represented 11.4 per cent" (19).
June 7, 2019, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

"In January 2017 RMPCV conducted, in partnership with ICIEG, a workshop on Parity Mechanisms for Women’s Political Participation, gathering Parliamentarians, the Alliance of Women of Santiago (women politically engaged at local level), civil society leaders, enabling in depth analysis of the issue. A commitment declaration was signed (Declaration of Rui Vaz) for the formulation, adoption and implementation of a Parity Law: it was presented and discussed with political parties and the country’s highest authorities. Another result of the workshop was an Advocacy Action Plan for Gender Parity in Cabo Verde (2017–2019), which is being implemented jointly by RMPCV and ICIEG" (17).
June 7, 2019, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"ICIEG, in partnership with the MoE, implemented the project Equality Promoting Schools, involving schools from the islands of Fogo, Sal and urban Praia (with higher GBV statistics). The Project trained 257 teachers, who subsequently prepared and implemented 24 Action Plans to promote gender equality and combat GBV, through activities in classrooms, school and school communities. The project developed several campaign materials, including 3 TV spots. The recently developed Strategic Plan for Education (2017–2021) includes gender equality cross-cuttingly: the Plan commits to the implementation of strategies and institutional practices that are adequate to the specific needs of boys and girls and gender equality is part of all programs and planning, budgeting...more
June 7, 2019, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Efforts to train professionals have been very significant (as referred in paragraph 233, CCD), focusing on the deconstruction of sexist and discriminatory stereotypes, the various types of violence foreseen by the GBV Law, including sexual harassment in the work place and schools, compulsory reporting of GBV and the responsibilities of each sector in the GBV Law implementation" (11). "In respect to justice professionals, several training workshops were conducted for judges and lawyers to promote a harmonized approach to GBV cases: from 2012 to 2016 a total of 7 regional workshops were conducted. The Annotated Version of the GBV Law was updated and published (2nd edition). Additionally, to raise awareness among...more
June 7, 2019, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"The Ministry of Sports has proposed the introduction of gender parity in sports bodies as criteria for the signature of program contracts between the Government and National Sports Federations, a measure to promote gender equality in decision making in the sports sector, which is due to be discussed at the next Sports Council. The National Olympic Committee organized the 1st National Forum on Women in Sports in March 2017, and a training workshop on Women’s Leadership in Sports. The Committee established a specific commission for the promotion of women is sports and implements a specific program to that end at national level" (41).
June 7, 2019, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"Simultaneously, in support of awareness-raising, several campaign materials were produced and disseminated on radios and television, namely: spots for campaigns STOP GBV and Say no to abuse and sexual violence against children and adolescents; several booklets and leaflets were produced and distributed, including on GBV in dating; the Guide on Abuse and Sexual Violence against Children and Adolescents was updated and re-edited, as well as the booklet The Shared Secret, a story on the importance of reporting such cases; the 2nd edition of the pocket booklet All you need to know about the GBV Law was printed and dissemina" (9).
June 7, 2019, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"Data from the National Police and the Public Prosecutor’s Office show no record of complaints of FGM, which is considered a crime, punishable under the GBV Law as a serious offense to physical integrity (article 23, no. 2), including the punishment of perpetrators even if FGM was practiced outside of Cabo Verde" (10).
June 7, 2019, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"In terms of awareness raising and social mobilization, in 2014 a total of 14 trainings on Gender and GBV were conducted in all islands, with local associations, community leaders, local level public servants (education, health, etc.) (321 participants), creating an enabling environment for the implementation of the GBV Law at local level. The support manual for the Community dissemination of the GBV Law was developed and disseminated, with particle guidance for CSOs. The Laço Branco Network (Cape Verdean White Ribbon campaign has worked with men in communities, through theatre sessions: all forms of GBV are addressed as well as notions of masculinity/femininity, responsible fatherhood, among others. Between 2013 and 2015...more
June 7, 2019, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1

"This was operationalized end of 2014, through the 2nd PNVBG, which has a strategic pillar on information, awareness raising and data production, containing measures to promote gender equality and a culture of non-violence; address discriminating cultural and social norms, and deconstruct sexist stereotypes that legitimate inequality and GBV, including female genital mutilation (FGM). Both Education and Media are considered key sectors/actors by the Plan, as well as CSO and men and boys, as key motors for behavioural and attitudinal change. The Plan considers several forms of violence that had not yet been addressed in an integrated way, including FGM" (8). "Trainings on GBV and the GBV Law make reference to...more
June 7, 2019, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"In 2014 the Ministry of Agriculture implemented a project for the revision, from a gender and climate change perspective, of sector planning documents, including the National Food and Nutritional Security Strategy, updated to 2020 (Resolution No. 69/2015, 27 July). It highlights women’s role in family agriculture, the possibility of targeted policies for family producers, their capacity building to influence policy making, including women’s participation in policy forums. The Action Plan for Food and Nutritional Security (Resolution 68/2015, 27 July) aims to ensure the right to adequate food: it considers the possibility of a social pension for vulnerable groups to ensure access to food, and poor persons with special needs; income...more
June 7, 2019, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-1

"Additionally, Ordinance No. 25/2013, published 17 April, relative to women’s performance of military service, establishes the principle of equality between military women and men and specifically addresses maternity protection. The selection process of women who voluntarily want to perform military service must respects the same model applied to men, which can be adapted to take into account specific needs of women, without jeopardy of principles of equality, opportunity and impartiality, which are core to the selection process" (38).
June 7, 2019, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"However, no woman was elected President of a Town Hall. There were no women candidates to Presidential elections" (16). "In public administration, in 2014, out of 106 decision making officials, 37 (35 per cent) are women and 69 men (65 per cent)" (17).
June 7, 2019, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"The National Police website has slogans to promote reporting of domestic violence through the police emergency number (132), as do the websites of public administration (Porton di Nos Ilha) (what is GBV, who can report it, where to report and how to report)" (10). "The Police emergency line (132) is now the main line used for GBV information and reporting, available 24 hours a day and free of charge for both landline and cell phone calls. In 2015 trainings were conducted for 25 police officers, as well as for the Criminal Police and the Armed Forces" (11). "In the health sector, 14 trainings and awareness raising initiatives were implemented (2015–2016),...more
June 7, 2019, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"In terms of gender equality, the Special Regime establishes that in situations of jointly owned property, acquired during marriage or de facto union, the name of the spouse/partner whose name is not mentioned in property documents be referenced in the land cadastre and registry. Nonetheless, in informal de facto unions, a very common situation in Cabo Verde, this requires formal recognition of the union, which dependents on the will of both partners. In most cases of jointly owned property with only one name on documents, it is the man’s name that is stated, which means women, in particular those in non-formalized de facto unions, are in a weaker position, due...more
June 7, 2019, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"Additionally, the MoH and ICIEG promoted a study to inform on women with disabilities’ access to SRH services, conducted in 2015 by the CIGEF: this qualitative study focused on women with disabilities on the one hand, and women living with HIV on the other hand. Results show that a considerable number of women with disabilities receive social pension or a pension granted by the Town Hall. Women were found to be well informed as to exemption procedures to access medication. (...) Women that have been pregnant refer having been advised by family members and friends to have an abortion and during pregnancy, delivery and postpartum frequently heard stigmatizing and prejudiced...more
June 7, 2019, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"In 2015/2016 girls represented 56.3 per cent of students in the last cycle of secondary school (11th and 12th grades) (…) The technical option of secondary school (via técnica) represented 9.4 per cent of all student in 11th and 12th grades, and 43 per cent of students in the technical option were girls" (20). "As for professional training, the proportion of women is balanced (51 per cent for both 2012 and 2013). In 2015 a total of 162 professional training courses were implemented, by different training entities, including Employment and Professional Training Centres, for a total of 3,178 beneficiaries, 1,778 women (56 per cent) and 1,400 men (44 per cent)"...more
June 7, 2019, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1

"The Government Plan for the 9th Legislative term, prepared in 2016 after the elections, sets forth a clear commitment with the promotion of a Parity Law" (17). "As a result of Parliamentarian’s advocacy within their parties, the representation of women in party structures has increased significantly: in the case of Movement for Democracy, at its latest Caucus (January 2017), women’s proportion in the Caucus Board went up to 60 per cent, 43 per cent in the Jurisdiction Council, 42 per cent in the National Board and 30 per cent in the National Political Commission. The African Party for the Independence of Cape Verde has a proportion of 30 per cent...more
June 7, 2019, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"The National Plan to Combat Sexual Violence against Children and Adolescents (NPCSVCA 2017-2019) (Resolution No. 92/2016, 28 December), includes education strategies for children and adolescents on sexual rights and gender, in a self-protection perspective; empowerment projects for girls, who are the majority of sexual abuse victims; projects to promote positive paternal and masculinity models" (11). "Internally, in 2016, the report ‘Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security: Cabo Verde’s experience in the Defence Sector’ was presented and discussed at the Permanent Secretariat on Defence Issues. An advocacy plan is being implemented with the Ministry of Defence and Armed Forces, to promote the implementation of Resolution...more
June 7, 2019, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: ISTD-PRACTICE-1

"In the context of HIV/AIDS projects, NGO such as MORABI, VERDEFAM and Red Cross work with sex workers since 2008. Their prevention and care activities on STI/HIV/AIDS are complemented by income generating activities, enabling them to achieve some reintegration of women and men from prostitution" (16). "The basic Package of Essential Health Services that are provided free of charge include reproductive health services for both women and men, care of infectious/transmissible diseases (HIV/AIDS, STI, Tuberculosis, among others), integrated attention to child illnesses (AIDI), among other services/care" (25). "HIV testing is offered to all pregnant women, for the PMTCT, and has enabled women to identify seropositivity early and access available support...more
June 7, 2019, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"In terms of awareness raising and social mobilization, in 2014 a total of 14 trainings on Gender and GBV were conducted in all islands, with local associations, community leaders, local level public servants (education, health, etc.) (321 participants), creating an enabling environment for the implementation of the GBV Law at local level. The support manual for the Community dissemination of the GBV Law was developed and disseminated, with particle guidance for CSOs. The Laço Branco Network (Cape Verdean White Ribbon campaign has worked with men in communities, through theatre sessions: all forms of GBV are addressed as well as notions of masculinity/femininity, responsible fatherhood, among others. Between 2013 and 2015...more
June 7, 2019, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"In 2014, 67 journalists were trained and a Manual on Journalistic Good Practices to Combat GBV was published, to promote gender equality in media practices. Participants in the training established a virtual group (Voices) to further debate the way to implement gender sensitive journalism. Social communication is required to abstain from discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation or disabilities, among others, while declarations found to incite to hatred are liable for criminal sanctions (Law 70/VII/2010, Law 71/VII/2010, Law 73/VII/2010, published 16 August, and Law No. 90/VIII/2015, published 4 July). The Social Communication Regulatory Authority (ARC), established in 2011 (paragraph 205 of CCD), in its 2016 annual report analyses the diversity...more
June 7, 2019, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: MULV-DATA-1

"In Cabo Verde, in light of gender roles and stereotypes, women are assigned almost exclusive responsibility for domestic work, education of children and family care: on average people dedicate almost 1/3 of their weekly time to unpaid work, 63 hours a week on average for women and 38 for men, a difference of about 24 hours a week on average. Poor women have a higher unpaid work load, up to 10 hours a week on average, for women with low educational level" (22).
June 7, 2019, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Simultaneously, in support of awareness-raising, several campaign materials were produced and disseminated on radios and television, namely: spots for campaigns STOP GBV and Say no to abuse and sexual violence against children and adolescents; several booklets and leaflets were produced and distributed, including on GBV in dating; the Guide on Abuse and Sexual Violence against Children and Adolescents was updated and re-edited, as well as the booklet The Shared Secret, a story on the importance of reporting such cases; the 2nd edition of the pocket booklet All you need to know about the GBV Law was printed and dissemina" (9). "The GBV inter-institutional GBV victim support network (SOL Network) has...more