Praia - Post Report Question and Answers

Are there problems with ethnic, race/racial minorities or religious prejudices? Gender equality?

Mostly Catholic and Nazarene. A small percentage of Muslims. Traditionally, the islands have welcomed Jews who've been expelled from other countries, but there's not an active community here. Gender equality is a bit tricky here. You see women in positions of power in politics and business, but still very male dominated. - Dec 2017

People coming from wealthier countries in the north with lighter skin will have more unearned privileges than those coming from poorer places such as Cote d'Ivoire and Senegal. You will notice this from the moment you board your plane to Praia until the time you leave.

There are problems with gender inequality everywhere, but as a wealthy expatriate woman in Cabo Verde local inequalities will not affect you as much. - Oct 2016

None. This is a very open and accepting place. - May 2014

Not overtly toward expats at all. - Feb 2011

Asians are not well-liked here. My colleague is Chinese-American and seems to be having a hard time. Everyone else seems to get along fine. - Sep 2012

None that I have witnessed. - May 2012

No. - Sep 2009

Women are often stared at and sometimes approached by overly aggressive men. If it is known that you are with the USG (and it is such a small place that it is always known) you are even more likely to get approached. Men can be more aggressive in clubs than most American women are used to. - Feb 2008

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