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Dec. 12, 2018, 5:07 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

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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

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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).
Nov. 30, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"The National Police accompanied victims of sexualand gender based violence to the hospital and escorted them to their homes to collect their belongings. Police officers helped victims go to a location where they believed they would be safe (often a family member; there was no official shelter on Fogo). Very often, however, victims returned to their abusers due to economic and social pressures" (10).
Nov. 30, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship is derived by birth within the country or from one’s parents. Birth registration was not denied or provided on a discriminatory basis. Failure to register births did not result in denial of public services" (11).
Nov. 30, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The law punishes those that foment, promote, or facilitate prostitution or sexual exploitation of children age 16 and under with a penalty if convicted of four to 10 years’ imprisonment. If the victim is age 17 or 18, the penalty is two to six years’ imprisonment, which is inconsistent with international law on trafficking in persons. 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...more
Nov. 30, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: CWC-DATA-4

"Between 17,000 and 22,000 immigrants, mostly from ECOWAS countries, were working in the country. Most were men, but the number of immigrant women increased during the year… It was common for companies not to honor migrant workers’ rights regarding contracts, especially concerning deductions for social security" (19).
Nov. 30, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"The National Police accompanied victims of sexualand gender based violence to the hospital and escorted them to their homes to collect their belongings. Police officers helped victims go to a location where they believed they would be safe (often a family member; there was no official shelter on Fogo). Very often, however, victims returned to their abusers due to economic and social pressures. The government enforced the law against rape and domestic violence somewhat effectively. Nongovernmental sources lamented the lack of social and psychological care for perpetrators and survivors alike" (10-11).
Nov. 30, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"Cultural norms and traditions… imposed gender roles that hindered the eradication of gender-based discrimination" (11).
Nov. 30, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Women… occupied three of the 11 cabinet-level positions in government ministries" (9).
Nov. 30, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"Conditions were markedly better for female prisoners, who generally had significantly more space and better sanitary conditions than male prisoners… At the CCP and the central prison on Sao Vicente, inmates were separated by categories of trial status, sex, and age, but in regional prisons a lack of facilities prevented authorities from separating inmates" (3).
Nov. 30, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The legal minimum age of marriage is 18" (12).
Nov. 30, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

"Women generally had lower economic status… Reportedly, in some sectors of the formal economy, women received lower salaries than men for equal work" (17).
Nov. 30, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"Although authorities generally enforced the law, sexual harassment was common and widely accepted in the culture" (11).
Nov. 30, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"The law calls for establishing several care centers, with financial and management autonomy, but implementation lagged due to inadequate staffing and financial resources" (10). "The government attempted to reduce sexual abuse and violence against children through several programs such as Dial a Complaint, the Children’s Emergency Program, Project Our House, Welcome Centers for Street Children, Project Safe Space, Project Substitute Family, and the creation during 2014 of five ICCA offices. ICCA services, however, were not permanently present on every island, and ICCA employees struggled to meet the needs of the local populations" (11-12).
Nov. 30, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: MULV-DATA-1

"Housework is not officially recognized, and national statistics consider homemakers inactive members of the labor force" (17).
Nov. 30, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Women held 17 of the 72 National Assembly seats" (9).