The Republic of Cape Verde is a country archipelago made up of 10 islands located in the Atlantic Ocean. Most of the population (78 percent mixed of African and European blood) can be found concentrated in Santiago. In African countries such as Cape Verde, national poverty reduction programs have been key entry points to address women's economic needs. Thus, the United Nations Development Fund for Women partnered with the government in Cape Verde (as well as Burundi, Liberia, and Rwanda) to integrate a gender perspective into the national strategy in 2008. Women of Cape Verde have fought for their rights through advocacy, lobbying, and action, especially after several legal changes propitiated by the international and the African political arena. In fact, the Cape ...

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