Country Cabo Verde
Year 2014
Type of Measure Institutional mechanisms
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description


A training workshop in Advocacy Techniques assisted with the development of 3 advocacy plans on sexual violence, the approval of the regulatory framework for the Gender Based Violence (GBV) Law, and economic empowerment of women. Civil society has assisted in all efforts to disseminate the GBV Law at local level. Twenty-five workshops were conducted at local level in all municipalities, over 550 key local level leaders were trained which created an enabling environment to address GBV at local level. Approximately 1/3 of participants were men. Several dissemination materials were improved.

Source of Information

The Government of Cabo Verde, National Review on Beijing +20 2014, para. 8