WOMEN OF THE REPUBLIC OF CABO VERDE
St. Petersburg recently held the Forum of Women Parliamentarians as part of 137th IPU Assembly. EWC journalists interviewed Celita Annie Alfama Pereira, delegate from Cabo Verde. She told us about women’s status in the country alongside with men’s attitude towards women’s initiatives.
Selita Annie Alfama Pereira said: “Our nation is rather young. As we live in a democratic country, we fight for women’s rights. We try to enter organisations that help women to educate, participate in politics, etc. Our women fight for emancipation and their rights”.
There are Republic’s own organisations standing for gender equality. Women of Cabo Verde work in parliament, in schools, run their own enterprises, all thanks to such organisations. Moreover, a woman can occupy any government post in the country. Delegate clarified: “Our girls have the right to vote. Men also support our initiatives”.
Selita Annie Alfama Pereira concisely described modern women of the Republic of Cabo Verde. They are strong, clever, beautiful, devoted and fighting for their rights.
Viktoria Yezhova, Nikolay Gavrilov, Agata Korovina, news agency of the Eurasian Women’s Community
Translated by Nikolay Boykov