Country Cabo Verde
Year 2018
Type of Measure Monitoring and Evaluation > Services
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The evaluation of Program for the Rehabilitation of GBV Offenders was conducted in 2018. This evaluation shows that, since the beginning of the program in 2013, 38 rehabilitation groups were implemented, for a total of 360 participants (336 complete the program), resulting in improved awareness of participants in respect to their behaviour, low dropout rates from the rehabilitation groups (subjectively perceived as very important by the participants) and the 35 adoption of a multiplier role in the community after the end of the program; to evaluate recidivism of GBV there is the need for improvement in data collection and treatment at the level of courts, public prosecutor and rehabilitation services; overall the number of men participating in rehabilitation groups is low compared to the number of GBV proceedings and there is a need to increase the program’s response capacity. Moreover, the data from the IDSR III (2018), which has included a GBV module, will be available soon (2nd semester of 2019) will update GBV rates and typologies, bringing crucial data to assess results achieved and re-orient interventions. Also on data gathering, the establishment of the SIGO, allowing for improved information sharing among the National Police, Criminal Police, Public Attorney’s Office and other entities from the security and justice sector, as well as criminal information collection and treatment, including on GBV, risk evaluation of the situation of the victim and stage of the procedure (information now computerized), also enabling victims easier access to information on the progress of their complaint.

Source of Information

Cabo Verde's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.34.