Cape Verde: Lusophone parliamentarians commit to eliminate violence against women and girls

Portuguese-speaking deputies are committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination and violence against women and girls, defending legislative measures such as the financial autonomy of victims of violence and greater equal pay.

Praia, Cape Verde – Portuguese-speaking deputies are committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination and violence against women and girls, defending legislative measures such as the financial autonomy of victims of violence and greater equal pay.

The compromise consists of a resolution that will be approved during the Parliamentary Assembly of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (AP-CPLP), which will take place today and Friday in the capital of Cape Verde.

For the “fight against all forms of violence against women and girls,” MEPs recognize the role of the legislature in preventing and punishing all forms of discrimination and violence against women.

In this sense, they propose for the priority agenda of the AP-CPLP the fight against violence against women and girls.

“Overcoming all forms of discrimination and violence against women and girls, in the public and private spheres, will only be possible by addressing economic, social and political inequalities based on gender identities,” the document reads.

Deputies will adopt a proposal for legislative objectives, such as improving the legal and normative framework for preventing and punishing violence against women and developing public policies to promote women’s work and income.

“Considering that the economic dependence of the victim on the aggressor is one of the structural factors that feeds the dynamics of domestic violence,” Lusophone parliamentarians advocate legislative measures that “guarantee the financial autonomy of women victims of violence.”

Greater gender pay equity and the expansion of women’s political participation in institutionalized positions of power, such as “greater participation and representation of women in political parties and in the candidature for elected posts” are ideas that the Members of this VIII AP-CPLP.

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