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Sexual violence in Central African Republic: insights from the Women, Peace and Security Barometer

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In 2018 and 2019, Cordaid conducted a survey on Women, Peace and Security to evaluate the safety conditions in which women live and highlight the need to integrate a gender perspective into peace and state-building in the CAR.

Ms. Chimène Endjizikane with a client at the community centre for victims of gender-based violence in Bangui. Image: Mickael Franci/Cordaid

The WPS Barometer aims to identify women’s perspectives on security and bring up their key recommendations for change. We have been able to underline the context in which recourse to this type of violence is happening and identify possible remedies to this scourge. We place the prevention and care of survivors at the heart of our actions.

From systematizing access to psychosocial support to the necessity of fighting impunity, participants voiced their stories and their needs to improve women’s everyday lives in a volatile context.