Country Central African Republic
Year 2017
Type of Measure Research and statistical data > Other research and statistical data
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls, Other harmful practices

Brief Description

A study on the extent and typology of violence against women during the Central African crises was carried out in March 2017 by the Ministries of Social Affairs and National Education with the support of UNESCO. The data from the study show that during the Central African crises, two out of three women, or even almost all women and girls, suffered one or more types of violence, classified into 5 categories: physical violence, sexual violence, economic violence, psychological and emotional violence, social violence (harmful traditional practices, popular vindictiveness linked to accusations of witchcraft, excision, which has resurfaced, etc.) and violence against women.

Source of Information

Central African Republic's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.24.