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Latest items for Cape Verde

April 4, 2019, 7:45 a.m.
Countries: Cape Verde, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Macedonia, Panama, Thailand, Uruguay
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

3.0
April 4, 2019, 7:40 a.m.
Countries: Argentina, Bahamas, Belize, Brazil, Cape Verde, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Iraq, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Moldova, Panama, Paraguay, South Africa, Suriname, Trinidad/Tobago, United States, Venezuela
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-2

2.0
March 21, 2019, 1:45 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, El Salvador, Estonia, France, Guinea, Honduras, Indonesia, Ireland, Kenya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mauritania, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Namibia, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, South Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Switzerland, Tanzania, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

1.0
Feb. 14, 2019, 7:38 p.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to calculations based off of data collected from the WHO mortality database and US Census Bureau international statistics (https://www.census.gov/data-tools/demo/idb/informationGateway.php), the femicide rate for 15-44 year olds in 2010 was 5.44 per 100,000 female (15-44 age) population. There were 10 incidents of femicide (15-44 year old victims) and female (15-44 aged) population was reported as 128,729 in that year.
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"23.6% of seats in the lower/single house of Cape Verde (17 out of 72 total seats) are held by women"
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:40 p.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"25.0% of ministerial positions in Cape Verde (3 out of 12 total positions) are held by women"
Jan. 25, 2019, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Bangladesh, Benin, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cape Verde, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Moldova, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Paraguay, Philippines, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Korea, South Sudan, Sudan, Thailand, Ukraine, United States, Yemen
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-4

1.0
Jan. 25, 2019, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Cape Verde, East Timor, Kosovo, Palestine, Taiwan
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-2

99.0
Jan. 16, 2019, 8:21 a.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to Countryeconomy.com, the total suicide rate for women in Cape Verde in 2015 was 5.48 per 100,000 total female population (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 14, 2019, 7:49 p.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Spousal rape is implicitly covered by the gender-based violence law; penalties range from one to five years’ imprisonment. This 2001 law focuses on increasing protection of victims, strengthening penalties for offenders, and raising awareness about gender-based violence. The law calls for establishing several care centers, with financial and management autonomy, but implementation lagged due to inadequate staffing and financial resources. Violence and discrimination against women remained significant problems...The government enforced the law against rape and domestic violence effectively"
Jan. 14, 2019, 7:47 p.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"According to data from the INE, the total number of GBV cases registered by the National Police during the 2011-12 judicial year was 4,028. Of those, 1,138 were resolved and 2,890 were pending. The government enforced the law against rape and domestic violence effectively"
Jan. 14, 2019, 7:47 p.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"A 'Special Law Project on Gender-Based Violence' (GBV) became law in 2011. This law was prepared by the ICIEG with the support of female parliamentarians and diplomatic representatives. The GBV law focuses on increasing protection of victims, strengthening penalties for offenders, and raising awareness about gender-based violence"
Jan. 14, 2019, 7:44 p.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"While welcoming the adoption in 2011 of Act No. 84/VII/2011 on Gender- based Violence, the Committee remains concerned about the persistence in the State party of violence against women, including domestic violence, in addition to sexual abuse at school and harassment in the workplace. The Committee is also concerned about the difference in the number and nature of reported cases of gender-based violence and prosecution and conviction rates among the various islands of the State party"
Jan. 14, 2019, 7:42 p.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"While there were mechanisms such as legal counseling, psychological care, specific police attention, and family courts to deal with spousal abuse, these mechanisms neither effectively prevented violence nor ensured the punishment of those responsible. Women claimed that police often ignored the legal complaints they filed against their husbands. Nevertheless reports to police of domestic violence continued to increase during the year. The police and judicial system sometimes delayed acting on abuse cases"
Dec. 20, 2018, 6:16 p.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to the WHO violence and homocide statistics, the total femicide rate as of 2015 was 2.7 per 100,000 female population. For ages 15-44, the rate was calculated to be 1.90 per 100,000 female population.
Dec. 11, 2018, 4:32 p.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: MURDER-DATA-3

According to the data chart, the female homicide rate in 2015 was 2.62 per 100,000 population.
Dec. 8, 2018, 10:18 p.m.
Countries: Belgium, Bhutan, Canada, Cape Verde, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Finland, France, Hungary, Latvia, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Moldova, Senegal, Singapore, Slovenia, Switzerland, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkmenistan, Uruguay
Variables: LRW-SCALE-11

7.0
Dec. 8, 2018, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Brazil, Burundi, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, East Timor, Estonia, Finland, France, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tanzania, Trinidad/Tobago, Zimbabwe
Variables: LRW-SCALE-4

2.0
Nov. 30, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"Spousal rape is implicitly covered by the gender-based violence law; penalties for conviction range from one to five years’ imprisonment" (10).
Nov. 30, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"The government provided tuition-free and universal education for all children between ages six and 14. Education is compulsory until age 15. Secondary education was free only to children whose families had an annual income below 147,000 escudos ($1,482)" (11).
Nov. 30, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: LDS-PRACTICE-2

"Migrants from China, Guinea-Bissau, Senegal, Nigeria, and Guinea may receive low wages and work without contracts, creating vulnerabilities to forced labor... There were incidents of child labor in domestic service and in family agricultural efforts, often working long hours in dangerous conditions, and at times experiencing physical and sexual abuse, indicators of forced labor" (15).
Nov. 30, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The government also continued efforts to prevent the sexual exploitation of children through the creation of a national coordinating committee in 2016 and the development of a code of ethics for the tourism industry" (12).1
Nov. 30, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"Domestic violence is punishable by one to five years’ imprisonment" (10).
Nov. 30, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits the use of children under age 18 in pornography, with penalties for conviction of up to three years’ imprisonmen" (12).
Nov. 30, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"Women filled three of the eight seats on the SCJ, including the presidency" (9).
Nov. 30, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-3

"Women’s participation fell in positions within the central government but remained somewhat high on the SCJ, and especially in prosecutorial positions. At the local level, in community associations and on city councils, women had less representation" (9).
Nov. 30, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-2

"The law punishes those that induce, transport, or provide housing or create the conditions for sexual exploitation and prostitution of children age 16 and under in a foreign country with a penalty if convicted of five to 12 years’ imprisonment. If the victim is age 17 or 18, the penalty for conviction is two to eight years’ imprisonmen" (12).
Nov. 30, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"Rape of men and women is a crime punishable if convicted by eight to 16 years’ imprisonment" (10). "Penalties for conviction include up to one year in prison and a fine equal to up to two years of the perpetrator’s salary" (11).
Nov. 30, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"Domestic violence is punishable… This 2001 law focuses on increasing protection of victims, strengthening penalties for convicted offenders, and raising awareness regarding gender-based violence. The law calls for establishing several care centers, with financial and management autonomy, but implementation lagged due to inadequate staffing and financial resources" (10).
Nov. 30, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"A number of domestic and international human rights groups generally operated without government restriction, investigating and publishing their findings on human rights cases. Government officials were somewhat cooperative and responsive to their views" (10).