ICIEG welcomes the fact that the 45.5% of women preside over municipal assemblies in Cabo Verde

Praia, Nov 16 (Inforpress) – The Cabo Verdean Institute for Gender Equality and Equity (ICIEG) today welcomed the fact that the 45.5 percent (%) of the presidents of Cabo Verde’s municipal assemblies, elected in the local elections of October 25, be women.

In a note sent to Inforpress, the institution considered that one year after the approval of the Parity Law, Cabo Verde now count on ten women presidents of municipal assemblies, a percentage “never reached” in the local elections in the country.

“A year of unremitting struggle with a view to restoring social justice and having more women in the decision-making spheres, behold ten brave warriors take over at the head of this important local authority body. They are from different parties, but they have Cabo Verde in common ”, reads the document signed by the president of ICIEG, Rosana Almeida.

“We will fight together to break the glass roofs and make sure that the future generation of Cabo Verdeans does not have to face the difficulties they have overcome in this beautiful mission. Equality is our bet and parity is our common struggle ”, reinforced Rosana Almeida.



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