Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :12.6 % (1)

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months : 7.8 % (2)

Lifetime Non-Partner Sexual Violence : Official National Statistics Not Available

Child Marriage :18 % (3)

Reports submitted by UN Human Rights Bodies:

Concluding observations of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

Report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR)

Gender Equality Indexes:

Gender Inequality Index Rank :89 (4)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :68 (5)

Cabo Verde Search Data

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National Plan to Combat Human Trafficking 2018-2021

Cabo Verde | 2018 | 2021

Type of Measure : Policies > National action plan specific to violence against women

Form of Violence : Trafficking


The Evaluation of Program for the Rehabilitation of GBV Offenders

Cabo Verde | 2018

Type of Measure : Monitoring and Evaluation > Services

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


The National Program for Rehabilitation of Men Perpetrators of GBV

Cabo Verde | 2018

Type of Measure : Perpetrators Programme

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Study on Journalistic Portrayal of GBV and Domestic Violence by Social Communication Regulatory Authority

Cabo Verde | 2018

Type of Measure : Prevention > Working with men and boys

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Forum on Sexual Harassment in Work Place

Cabo Verde | 2017

Type of Measure : Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns

Form of Violence : Sexual harassment


National Plan to Combat Sexual Violence against Children and Adolescents 2017-2019

Cabo Verde | 2017

Type of Measure : Policies > Inclusion of violence against women in other national plan/strategy

Form of Violence : Sexual harassment


Evaluation of Implementation of GBV Law

Cabo Verde | 2017

Type of Measure : Monitoring and Evaluation > Laws

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Procedures Manual for Health Service Professionals

Cabo Verde | 2016

Type of Measure : Health > Protocols and guidelines

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Revision of Penal Code Criminalizes Trafficking in Persons

Cabo Verde | 2015

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Trafficking


GBV Trainings for Health Professionals

Cabo Verde | 2015

Type of Measure : Health > Training

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


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(1) Proportion of ever-partnered women aged 15-49 years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence at least once in their lifetime. Source: Instituto Nacional de Estatística (INE) [Cabo Verde], Ministério da Saúde, e Macro International, 2008. Segundo Inquérito Demográfico e de Saúde Reprodutiva, Cabo Verde, IDSR-II, 2005. Calverton, Maryland, USA: INE


(2) Proportion of ever-partnered women aged 15-49 years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence in the last 12 months. Source: Instituto Nacional de Estatística (INE) [Cabo Verde], Ministério da Saúde, e Macro International, 2008. Segundo Inquérito Demográfico e de Saúde Reprodutiva, Cabo Verde, IDSR-II, 2005. Calverton, Maryland, USA: INE


(3) Percentage of women aged 20 to 24 years who were first married or in union before age 18. Source: UNICEF global databases, 2021, based on DHS, MICS and other nationally representative surveys.


(4) The Gender Inequality Index is a composite measure reflecting inequality between women and men in three different dimensions: reproductive health (maternal mortality ratio and adolescent birth rate), empowerment (share of parliamentary seats held by women and share of population with at least some secondary education), and labour market participation (labour force participation rate). Source: United Nations Development Programme, Human Development Report 2020.


(5) The Global Gender Gap Index benchmarks national gender gaps on economic, political, education and health criteria. Source: World Economic Forum, the Global Gender Gap Report 2021.