Country Central African Republic
Year 2011
Type of Measure Research and statistical data > Violence against women module in survey
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The prevalence of GBV in the Central African Republic is calculated every 5 years using the Multiple Indicator Cluster Health Survey (MISC). The latest MICS shows that 60% of girls and boys in CAR are married or in union before the age of 18, that Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) affects 24% of women and girls aged between 15 and 49, and that 80% of women and 84% of men have attitudes of acceptance towards domestic violence suffered by women. Unfortunately, the MICS for the Central African Republic has no indicators on sexual violence. The most recent survey on gender-based violence was conducted in 2011 in 3 prefectures of the country and published in January 2014. The study shows that the most frequent type of GBV is psycho-emotional violence, in the form of verbal abuse, followed by physical violence (65%). Sexual violence is estimated at 42% (47% women and 33% men).

Source of Information

Central African Republic's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019pp.20-21