Praia, March 27 (Inforpress) – The UN Women’s Representative in Cabo Verde, Vanilde Furtado, defended today a broad campaign to spread the legal framework that criminalizes sexual harassment in the workplace.
Speaking to journalists following the “Sexual Harassment in the Workplace” forum, held by the Cabo Verdean Association for the Fight against Gender-Based Violence (ACLCVBG), in celebration of the “March, Women’s Month”, Vanilde Furtado acknowledged that the issue of sexual harassment is a matter of concern in a number of countries, and particularly in Cabo Verde, which affects not only women.
The data on the subject do not exist, with only complaints and testimonies of some cases, although the Cabo Verdean legislation is clear in this subject. Both the labor law and the law against gender-based violence address the issue of sexual harassment.
According to the lawyer and White Ribbon Association member, Carlos Reis, who was responsible for talking about sexual harassment in Cabo Verde, this situation may be linked to the perception of the victims themselves whether or not they are victims of the sexual harassment crime.
MJB / CP / HVF
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