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Aug. 9, 2019, 1:45 p.m.
Countries: Central African Rep
Variables: GEW-PRACTICE-1

"The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) has more than 13,000 peacekeeping forces and police in CAR to protect civilians, provide security, support humanitarian operations, and promote and protect human rights, among other objectives. However, observers alleged MINUSCA peacekeepers sexually abused a CAR national during the reporting period. Observers report peacekeepers have sexually exploited over 100 victims since MINUSCA’s 2014 inception" (145)
Aug. 9, 2019, 1:42 p.m.
Countries: Central African Rep
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"Surges in violent conflict in recent years have resulted in chronic instability and the displacement of more than one million people, increasing the vulnerability of men, women, and children to forced labor and sex trafficking" (145).
Aug. 9, 2019, 1:40 p.m.
Countries: Central African Rep
Variables: LDS-PRACTICE-1

"Observers report traffickers primarily exploit CAR nationals within the country, and transport a smaller number of victims between CAR andCameroon, Chad, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan, or South Sudan. Traffickers—including transient merchants, herders, and armed groups—subject children to domestic servitude, commercial sexual exploitation, as well as forced labor in agriculture, artisanal gold and diamond mines, shops, and street vending within CAR" (145).
July 24, 2019, 6:31 p.m.
Countries: Cameroon, Central African Rep, Nigeria
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"Chadian children were also found in forced cattle herding in Cameroon, the CAR, and Nigeria" (page 22).
July 18, 2019, 12:24 p.m.
Countries: Central African Rep
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

" The law prohibits FGM/C for women and girls, which is punishable by two to five years’ imprisonment and a fine of 100,000 to one million CFA francs ($176 to $1,760), depending on the severity of the case" (Pg 18).
July 18, 2019, 12:24 p.m.
Countries: Central African Rep
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

The law prohibits rape, although it does not specifically prohibit spousal rape. Rape is punishable by imprisonment with hard labor, but the law does not specify a minimum sentence. The government did not enforce the law effectively. In June the Rapid Reaction and Repression of Sexual Violence Mixed Unit received from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) two cars and three motorcycles to carry out its work. The unit, officially established in 2015, consisted of gendarmes, police, and medical and social service personnel whose objective is to reduce the number of incidents of sexual violence against women and children. MINUSCA, UNDP, and the Panel of Experts on the Central African...more
July 18, 2019, 12:24 p.m.
Countries: Central African Rep
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1, MARR-LAW-1, AOM-PRACTICE-1, AOM-LAW-1

"The law establishes 18 as the minimum age for civil marriage. The practice of early marriage was more common in the Muslim community. There were reports during the year of forced marriages of young girls to ex-Seleka and anti-Balaka members. The government did not take steps to address forced marriage. (For more data, see UNICEF website.)" (Pg 19).
July 18, 2019, 12:24 p.m.
Countries: Central African Rep
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2, IIP-LAW-2

"The law prohibits sexual harassment, but the government did not effectively enforce the law, and sexual harassment was common. The law prescribes no specific penalties for the crime" (Pg 18).
July 18, 2019, 12:24 p.m.
Countries: Central African Rep
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1, IAW-PRACTICE-1, IAD-PRACTICE-1, ATFPA-PRACTICE-2, CONST-LAW-1

"The formal law does not discriminate against women in inheritance and property rights, but a number of discriminatory customary laws often prevailed. Women’s statutory inheritance rights often were not respected, particularly in rural areas. Women experienced economic and social discrimination. Customary law does not consider single, divorced, or widowed women, including those with children, to be heads of households. By law men and women are entitled to family subsidies from the government, but several women’s groups complained about lack of access to these payments for women" (Pg 18).
July 18, 2019, 12:24 p.m.
Countries: Central African Rep
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"According to the Association of Women Lawyers of Central Africa (AFJC), sexual and gender-based violence in IDP camps was widespread" (Pg 14).
July 18, 2019, 12:24 p.m.
Countries: Central African Rep
Variables: GEW-PRACTICE-1

"Inhuman treatment, akin to torture, by forces from the ex-Seleka, anti-Balaka, LRA, and other armed groups, including abuse and rape of civilians with impunity, resulted in deaths (see section 1.g.). The United Nations reported it had received 12 allegations (as of August 31) of sexual exploitation and abuse by UN peacekeepers deployed to the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), with seven alleged incidents occurring during the year, four in 2016, and one in 2014-15. These allegations involved peacekeepers from Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Mauritania, and the Republic of the Congo. Of the 12 allegations, three involved minors, 11 remained pending...more
July 18, 2019, 12:24 p.m.
Countries: Central African Rep
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1, DV-LAW-1

"Although the law does not specifically mention spousal abuse, it prohibits violence against any person and provides for penalties of up to 10 years in prison. Domestic violence against women was common, although there are laws and instrument prohibiting violence against women. The government took no known action to punish perpetrators" (Pg 18).
July 18, 2019, 12:24 p.m.
Countries: Central African Rep
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

The law prohibits rape, although it does not specifically prohibit spousal rape. Rape is punishable by imprisonment with hard labor, but the law does not specify a minimum sentence. The government did not enforce the law effectively" (Pg 17).
July 18, 2019, 12:24 p.m.
Countries: Central African Rep
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"Officials segregated women into three large rooms with no ventilation or electric lighting. All detainees, including pregnant women, slept on thin straw mats on concrete floors" (Pg 5). "Officials segregated women into three large rooms with no ventilation or electric lighting. All detainees, including pregnant women, slept on thin straw mats on concrete floors. MINUSCA documented 492 human rights violations or abuses, or violations of international humanitarian law, between February and June, including against 103 women and 172 children. These incidents included arbitrary killings, violations of physical integrity, conflict-related sexual violence, arbitrary arrests and detentions, and abductions" (Pg 9). "The ex-Seleka and forces associated with anti-Balaka groups reportedly mistreated, beat,...more
July 18, 2019, 12:24 p.m.
Countries: Central African Rep
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

"It is illegal to discriminate in hiring or place of employment based on race, national or social origin, gender, opinions, or beliefs" (Pg 26).
July 18, 2019, 12:24 p.m.
Countries: Central African Rep
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"In June the Rapid Reaction and Repression of Sexual Violence Mixed Unit received from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) two cars and three motorcycles to carry out its work. The unit, officially established in 2015, consisted of gendarmes, police, and medical and social service personnel whose objective is to reduce the number of incidents of sexual violence against women and children. MINUSCA, UNDP, and the Panel of Experts on the Central African Republic also organized a workshop on cooperation between the unit and the Special Criminal Court" (Pg 17).
July 18, 2019, 12:24 p.m.
Countries: Central African Rep
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"Education is compulsory from six to 15 years of age. Tuition is free, but students have to pay for items such as books and supplies and for transportation. Human Rights Watch documented the continued occupation of schools for military purposes, such as for barracks or bases. Further, it documented that abuses by fighters in and around schools threatened the safety of students and teachers, and impeded children’s ability to learn. In 2015, according to UNICEF, 38 percent of schools were attacked or looted during the crisis, and one-third of school-age children did not go to school. Girls did not have equal access to primary or secondary education. Few Ba’aka, the...more
July 18, 2019, 12:24 p.m.
Countries: Central African Rep
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-3, LBHO-LAW-1, LBHO-LAW-2, VOTE-LAW-1, ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"No laws limit participation of women and/or members of minorities in the political process, and they did participate. Five of the 34 cabinet members were women, as was the senior presidential advisor for national reconciliation. There were 12 women among the 140 members of parliament. Some observers believed traditional attitudes and cultural practices limited the ability of women to participate in political life on the same basis as men. In November 2016 the National Assembly passed a gender equality law. The law outlaws gender discrimination and establishes quotas for women’s representation in elective offices, and public and private institutions. It also establishes an independent National Observatory for Male/Female Equality to...more
July 18, 2019, 12:24 p.m.
Countries: Central African Rep
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Between January and October 2015, the UN Population Fund reported the genderbased violence Information Management System, established in 2014, recorded 60,208 victims who received medical or psychosocial care or both. Among those were 29,801 cases of sexual violence, including rape, gang rape, sexual slavery, sexual exploitation and abuse, and sexual aggression" (Pg 17).
July 18, 2019, 12:24 p.m.
Countries: Central African Rep
Variables: LRW-LAW-1, LRCM-LAW-1

"The law prohibits rape, although it does not specifically prohibit spousal rape. Rape is punishable by imprisonment with hard labor, but the law does not specify a minimum sentence. The government did not enforce the law effectively" (Pg 17).
July 18, 2019, 12:24 p.m.
Countries: Central African Rep
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1, CWC-DATA-2

"Discrimination against women in employment and occupation occurred in all sectors of the economy and in rural areas, where traditional practices that favor men remained widespread" (Pg 26).
May 15, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Armenia, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Central African Rep, China, Cote D'Ivoire, Cyprus, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Hungary, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mongolia, Niger, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Syria, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

3.0
April 4, 2019, 7:27 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Colombia, Cote D'Ivoire, Cuba, D R Congo, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Iraq, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Namibia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Suriname, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda, Uruguay, Venezuela, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

4.0
March 22, 2019, 4:07 p.m.
Countries: Central African Rep
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Central African Republic can legally sign a contract, register a business, and open a bank account in the same way as a man. Men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property. Discrimination based on gender is not prohibited in access to credit in Central African Republic and neither is discrimination based on marital status (80).
March 22, 2019, 4:07 p.m.
Countries: Central African Rep
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Central African Republic of at least 14 weeks. Women do not receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave. The government pays for 100% of maternity leave benefits. There is no paid parental leave. Mothers are guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government does not support or provide childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (80).
March 22, 2019, 4:07 p.m.
Countries: Central African Rep
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

Central African Republic law does not mandate equal remuneration for work of equal value. The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are equal. The mandatory retirement ages for women and men are equal (80).
March 22, 2019, 4:07 p.m.
Countries: Central African Rep
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Central African Republic law does not establish an anti-discrimination commission (80).
March 22, 2019, 4:07 p.m.
Countries: Central African Rep
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in Central African Republic can work the same night hours as men. Women cannot work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate. Women are not able to perform the same tasks at work as men (80). The ages at which women and men can retire with full pension benefits are equal. The mandatory retirement ages for men and women are equal (80).
March 22, 2019, 4:07 p.m.
Countries: Central African Rep
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of Central African Republic provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (80).
March 22, 2019, 4:07 p.m.
Countries: Central African Rep
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in Central African Republic (80).