Country Cabo Verde
Year 2018
Type of Measure Perpetrators Programme
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The National Program for the Rehabilitation of Men Perpetrators of GBV that was established in 2012, was implemented at all the country’s justice districts in 2014/15. The Program is aimed at improving the understanding and the establishment of relationships based on respect, gender equality, acceptance of differences, and supports the establishment of non-violent interpersonal skills and reflexion on gender, masculinities and human rights. The Program operates through Reflexion groups (rehabilitation groups), which give the participants the opportunity to reflect on their experiences and practices, and underlying beliefs and values, and enable the deconstruction of traditional masculine models, the recognition of women’s autonomy and the importance of sharing decision making, as well as the development of new personal and social skills. Up to 2016, 37 Rehabilitation Groups were conducted across 8 municipalities, benefitting 238 men convicted of GBV. The Evaluation of the implementation of the GBV Law conducted in 2017 highlights the establishment of the Program as a best practice and, in 2018, the evaluation of Program for the Rehabilitation of GBV Offenders was conducted (results described in paragraph 42 of the present report).

Source of Information

Cabo Verde's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.36.