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Launching Ceremony of the Anthology "Mulheres e Seus Destinos", Praia, November 25th, 2019

IMG 3725Mrs. Lena Marçal, educator and trainer and Mrs. Yara Dos Santos, writer and public relations specialist, both natives from Praia, the capital city of the Republic of Cabo Verde, have organized together the publication of an anthology entitled "Mulheres e Seus Destinos" (Women and their Destinies).

The launching ceremony of the book took place on November 25th, 2019 at 5.30 pm at the Palace of the Presidency of the Republic, in the presence of the First Lady of Cabo Verde, Dr. Lígia Fonseca, at the occasion of the celebration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. The book presentation was made by Mr. António Ludgero Correia and Mrs. Rosana Almeida, President of ICIEG - Instituto Cabo-Verdiano for Igualdade e Equidade de Género (Cabo-Verdien Institute for Gender Equality and Equity).


The Anthology, prefaced by Mrs. Carmen Posadas, recorded the participation of 180 women from 15 different countries, with a majority of writers from Cabo Verde.

The book is on sale at the National Library of Praia. Copyrights will be paid in full to the Cabo-Verdian Association for the Fight Against Gender-Based Violence (ACLVBG) and the Cabo-Verdian Association for the Fight Against Cancer (ALCC). 

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The Director General of the West Africa Institute (WAI), Prof. Djénéba Traoré, who expressed her personal full solidarity and the support of her institution to this beautiful and noble cause, contributed with a prose text entitled "Mulheres: Como parar com a violência?" (Women: How to stop violence?).

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Title: "Mulheres e seus Destinos"

Organization: Lena Marçal & Yara dos Santos

Author: Several authors

Review: António Ludgero Correia

Foreword: Carmen Posadas

Cover: Deina Barros

Design and pagination: Eneias Rodrigues (CS Design)

Printing and finishing: Santos typography

First edition, 2019

ISBN: 978-989-33-0110-4

Legal deposit: 031/19 

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  Photos by Eneias Rodrigues

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