International Women’s Day: Cabo Verde considered an example in terms of gender equality policies – UN

Praia, Mar 9 (Inforpress) – The UN Women’s Coordinator in Cabo Verde, Vanilde Furtado, Thursday said that the country is a “good example” in the world in terms of policies on gender equality and promotion of rights of LGBT people.

Furtado announced this observation, in the city of Praia, during the meeting for reflection and sharing on the “advances and challenges that still persist”, promoted by UN Women, in the context of International Women’s Day, celebrated this Thursday under the theme “The time is now: rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives.”

Vanilde Furtado said that the meeting aims to remember the fight against discrimination against women, but also to thank all those who were involved in this project that contributed to the country reaching levels and has had repercussions in other parts of the world.

“Your contribution has been decisive for the progress achieved so far both in the subregion and in the Portuguese-speaking community, but also abroad, Cabo Verde has been referred to by the robustness of the Gender-Based Violence (GBV) law, by the gains in the field of education, on sexual and reproductive health through initiatives such as the gender observatory, gender budgeting and free and equal rights campaign to promote the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people”, she said.