Act No. 06.032 of 15 December 2006 protects women against violence in the Central African Republic. This act defines violence in article 1: “Violence specifically directed against women is defined as including all acts of violence directed against females and which cause or might cause an adverse effect or physical, sexual or psychological suffering, including the threat of such acts and constraint or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether in public or private life”.
Actions such as rape, paedophilia, incest, harrassment, procuring and depravation of minors are thus regarded as acts of violence and defined in the Act under consideration. This Act guarantees women two types of protection against violence: social protection provided by social workers and legal protection guaranteed by a judge.
Source of Information
CEDAW/C/CAF/1-5 para. 166