Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :30 % (1)

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months : 26 % (2)

Lifetime Non-Partner Sexual Violence : Official National Statistics Not Available

Child Marriage :68 % (3)

Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting :24 % (4)

Reports submitted by UN Human Rights Bodies:

Concluding observations of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

Report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR)

Gender Equality Indexes:

Gender Inequality Index Rank :149 (5)

Central African Republic Search Data

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Article 6 of the Constitution

| 2013

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Article 3 of the Constitution (No torture, rape, ill-treatment or cruel, inhuman, degrading or humiliating treatment)

| 2013

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


The Family Code

Central African Republic | 2010

Type of Measure : Other relevant laws > Family law, Policies > National action plan specific to violence against women

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C), Violence against women and girls


Reported Rape Case

Central African Republic | 2006

Type of Measure : Research and statistical data > Other research and statistical data


Loi Relative à la Protection de la Femme Contre les Violences (FGM)

Central African Republic | 2006

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C), Sexual harassment, Sexual violence, Violence against women and girls


Act No. 06.032 of 15 December 2006 (Protection of Women against Violence)

Central African Republic | 2006

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


LA CONSTITUTION CENTRAFRICAINE

Central African Republic | 2004

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


The National Policy on Reproductive Health

Central African Republic | 2003

Type of Measure : Policies > Inclusion of violence against women in other national plan/strategy

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C), Sexual violence


National Committee to Curb Traditional Practices Harmful to the Health of Women and Girls and Violence against Women

Central African Republic | 2001

Type of Measure : Institutional mechanisms

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Order No. 66/16 of 22 February 1966 (Abolishes Excision)

Central African Republic | 1966

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C)


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(1) Proportion of ever-partnered women aged 15-49 years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence at least once in their lifetime. Source: Database compiled by the United Nations Statistics Division from Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) and Reproductive Health Surveys (RHS). (ICF International, 2014 and CDC, 2014).


(2) Proportion of ever-partnered women aged 15-49 years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence in the last 12 months. Source: Database compiled by the United Nations Statistics Division from Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) and Reproductive Health Surveys (RHS). (ICF International, 2014 and CDC, 2014).


(3) Percentage of women aged 20 to 24 years who were first married or in union before age 18. Source: UNICEF global databases 2016, based on DHS, MICS and other nationally representative surveys.


(4) Percentage of girls and women aged 15 to 49 years who have undergone FGM/C. Source: UNICEF global databases 2016, based on DHS, MICS and other nationally representative surveys.


(5) The Gender Inequality Index is a composite measure reflecting inequality between women and men in three different dimensions: reproductive health (maternal mortality ratio and adolescent birth rate), empowerment (share of parliamentary seats held by women and share of population with at least some secondary education), and labour market participation (labour force participation rate). Source: United Nations Development Programme, Human Development Report 2016.