Country Democratic Republic of the Congo
Year 2016 - 2021
Type of Measure Policies > National action plan specific to violence against women
Form of Violence Child, early and forced marriage

Brief Description

The implementation of the African Union's campaign against child marriage enabled the DRC to adopt its national action plan against child marriage in 2016, which aims to reduce by 20% the number of children involved in early marital unions (before the age of 18) by 2021.

Source of Information

Democratic Republic of the Congo' submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.36.