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From where I stand: “Being LGBT means fighting against prejudice and violence every day”

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Helen Tavares knew she was different, but it took her a long time to accept her own sexual and gender identity because of societal pressure and expectations. Although homosexuality is legal in Cape Verde, LGBT people suffer discrimination and violence. Same sex marriages are not recognized and there is rampant discrimination against LGBT people in employment and housing. More

UN Women Programme Officer Maritza Rosabal appointed Minister of Education in Cape Verde

Thursday, May 5, 2016

After spending four years serving UN Women in Cape Verde, Programme Officer Maritza Rosabal 59, has been appointed as the country’s new Minister of Education, Family and Social Inclusion. More

“Island States are not homogeneous” – Adelsia Duarte, Cape Verde

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Adelsia de Jesus Almeida Duarte is a Professor for gender and local development at the Cape Verdean Institute for Social and Legal Sciences in Praia and a passionate advocate for women’s rights who has worked with human rights and development NGOs. She speaks to UN Women about the specific challenges her country faces and what she expects from the upcoming SIDS conference. More

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