Visit our new interactive Atlas! Unlike global trends, household wealth and level of education does not significantly affect child marriage rates in Central African Republic. Child marriage is driven by gender inequality and the belief that girls are somehow inferior to boys. In Central African Republic, child marriage is also driven by:. Central African Republic has committed to eliminate child, early and forced marriage by in line with target 5. Central African Republic co-sponsored the and UN General Assembly resolution s on child, early and forced marriage, and signed a joint statement at the Human Rights Council calling for a resolution on child marriage. Central African Republic ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child in , which sets a minimum age of marriage of 18, and acceded to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women CEDAW in , which obligates states to ensure free and full consent to marriage. In Central African Republic signed, but has not yet ratified, the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, including Article 21 regarding the prohibition of child marriage.
What are the main challenges facing women and girls in these two countries? I went to Cameroon to meet refugees fleeing from the CAR. The main crisis in CAR is the ongoing armed conflict. Although there is a transitional authority in place, as well as a French peacekeeping mission, there are still sporadic outbreaks of armed violence, especially in the eastern part.
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Jump to navigation. It decided that, as of 15 September , MINUSCA will initially comprise up to 10, military personnel, including military observers and staff officers and 1, police personnel, including formed police unit personnel and individual police officers, and 20 corrections officers. A transitional government has since been established and entrusted with restoring peace. The conflict however has taken on increasingly sectarian overtones by December as the mainly Christian anti-Balaka anti-machete movement took up arms and inter-communal clashes erupted again in and around Bangui.
Months of violence led to wrecked State institutions, leaving millions on the brink of starvation and threatened to suck in the wider region. Thousands of people are believed to have been killed, and 2. As of March , more than , people have been internally displaced, with more than , in the capital, Bangui, alone. The UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in the Central African Republic BINUCA , which had been deployed to the country since January to help consolidate peace and strengthen democratic institutions, had to adjust its priorities but continued to stay throughout the crisis despite the looting of its offices and staff residences and the curtailing of its operations due to insecurity.
As a result, the Security Council adopted its resolution , which strengthened and amended BINUCA mandate in five areas: support for the implementation of the transition process; support for conflict prevention and humanitarian assistance; support for the stabilization of the security situation; promotion and protection of human rights; and coordination of international actors involved in the implementation of those tasks.
As the situation in the CAR seriously deteriorated by December with the new dynamic of violence and retaliation threatening to divide the country along religious and ethnic lines and potentially spiral into an uncontrollable situation, the Security Council authorized, by its resolution of 5 December, an AU-led International Support Mission to the CAR MISCA and French-backed peacekeeping force known as Operation Sangaris to quell the spiralling violence.
However, given the scale and geographic breadth of the crisis, the security requirements on the ground far exceeded the capabilities and the number of international troops deployed.
This page contains the full text of the PARLINE database entry on the selected parliamentary chamber, with the exception of Oversight and Specialized bodies modules which, because of their excessive length, can be only viewed and printed separately. Incompatibilities – membership of government – certain offices prefect, sub-prefect, judge held in the same constituency in the preceding two years – officers of armed forces who have held a territorial command in the same constituency Candidacy requirements – candidature must be submitted at least 25 days prior to elections.
A National Transitional Council CNT was established in April to oversee a transitional period twice extended and to draft a new constitution, which was adopted by referendum on 13 December The parliamentary and presidential elections initially took place on 30 December, but several candidates claimed that the elections were rigged. On 25 January, the Transitional Constitutional Court invalidated the first round of the parliamentary elections due to “many irregularities and the implication of candidates in these irregularities”.
Fresh parliamentary elections were held on 14 February in parallel with the run-off presidential elections.
Internal displacement in the Central African Republic (CAR) has been driven over decades by At the time of writing, however, no new date had been set.
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Children face “staggeringly high” hunger in conflict-hit Central African Republic. The landlocked Central African Republic is one of the poorest nations in the world, located in an extremely volatile region and beset by constant political instability and upheaval, including a coup in when the government was overthrown amidst violence and looting. Given this instability, it has been extremely difficult to achieve economic growth or public health advances.
Central African Republic and Head of Mission of MINUSCA, who shall, from the date The UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in the Central African Republic.
The Central African Republic CAR has suffered from a complex humanitarian crisis since a protection crisis erupted at the end of Since then, the security situation in the country has remained extremely volatile. Continued displacement and violence have had serious humanitarian consequences for civilians. The ETC was activated in December in response to the crisis. An Information and Learning hub, designated phone booths and common feedback mechanisms will facilitate access to information, help people contact loved ones and improve communication between the humanitarian community and IDPs.
The ETC has set up a dedicated COVID call centre in the capital city of Bangui to disseminate information and national health guidelines to help slow the spread of the virus. Central African Republic: Conflict. Open the map in full width.
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UNFPA is based in the country since and provides humanitarian support, including reproductive health supplies such as clean delivery kits, male and female contraceptives, and medical equipment. Issue date: 10 January The designations employed and the presentation of material on the map do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of UNFPA concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.
Multiple waves of displacement have taken place in the Central African Republic CAR since as a result of conflict and widespread violence. During the past years, the humanitarian situation has seen a further deterioration following an intensification in the political and military crisis. Displacement has increased, and as of , nearly 1. The lack of reliable and up to date information on displacement is one of the main challenge the humanitarian community is facing in CAR.
REACH works to fill information gaps by supporting the UN-led Rapid Response Mechanism and by providing information through multi-sector needs assessments on humanitarian needs. In , AGORA was also deployed to Bangui to support area-based planning and response and strengthen coordination between international and local actors in the city. Up-to-date data collection efforts and analysis are critical to ensure humanitarian action is targeted effectively and the most vulnerable populations prioritized in the COVID response.
Women seek greater role in rebuilding Central African Republic
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