Country Central African Republic
Year 2019 - 2023
Type of Measure Policies > National strategy specific to violence against women
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

This strategy will help to put into practice the various instruments adopted by national institutions to eradicate GBV, particularly child marriage and female genital mutilation. The participatory and inclusive process used in the development of this strategy has highlighted the factors and shortcomings that encourage GBV and constitute obstacles to an effective response, and has put forward proposals for solutions, which constitute the content of this document. The strategy takes into account all forms of GBV, particularly those that are deeply rooted in community practices and beliefs, as well as those that have emerged as a result of armed conflict. It takes particular account of the fight against female genital mutilation and the national strategy to combat child marriage.

It was coordinated by the Ministry for the Promotion of Women, the Family and the Protection of Children, with the involvement of other departments such as the Ministry of Justice, Health and Education, and in partnership with the agencies of the United Nations system, including UNFPA, UNICEF, UN Women, UNDP and UNHCR. 

Source of Information

Central African Republic's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.15.

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