Research & Action Report Fall/Winter 2013
Layli Maparyan, Ph.D., WCW executive director, visited Cape Verde July 26-August 2, 2013 with a Wellesley College delegation charged with building connections in the West African island nation. Maparyan had the opportunity to visit the Centro de Investigação em Género e Família (CIGEF), a sister research institute housed at the University of Cape Verde and headed by Dr. Clementina Furtado, where she discussed the possibility of future collaborative ventures. At the invitation of the U.S. Ambassador to Cape Verde, Adrienne O’Neal, and with her Wellesley College colleagues, Maparyan was privileged to attend the formal signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the U.S. Department of State and Cape Verde to address gender-based violence in Cape Verde.