Country Central African Republic
Year 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

Brief Description

The 1997 Family Code, amended in 2010, provides for:
• The same rights to be granted to children born in and outside of wedlock;
• Women’s involvement in political life;
• The promotion of equality between men and women;
• The criminalization and prohibition of genital mutilation;
• The adoption of a plan of action to combat violence against women;
• The indemnification of victims.

Source of Information

A/HRC/WG.6/17/CAF/1 para. 46