Country Cabo Verde
Year 2015
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Trafficking

Brief Description

The Penal Code was revised (Legislative-decree nº4/2015, 11 November) in 2015, reinforcing national legislation on several issues relevant to violence against women. The revised Penal Code 1) criminalizes Trafficking in Persons, 2) provides guarantees to victims of trafficking by establishing that the victim will not be criminally responsible for having entered illegally into national territory or for having participated in any capacity in illegal activities, when these are a direct consequence of their victim situation, 3) criminalizes the practice of forced prostitution, recourse to child prostitution and non-consented artificial procreation.

Source of Information

Cabo Verde's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019p.6, 10.