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Within this sub-region, PeaceWomen is currently monitoring 5 countries (Burundi, Rwanda, Central Africa Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo (Brazzaville)). Central Africa is home to countries of medium (Gabon 93) to low (Democratic Republic of Congo 168) levels of human development, in addition to many conflict and post-conflicts countries. Only one country in Central Africa made the GGI list, which was Cameroon at 114.

Currently, there are two United Nations Peacekeeping missions in this sub region, United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) and the United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic and Chad (MINURCAT).

For information on National Action Plans in the region for SCR 1325, please click here.

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  • February 18, 2014 (The Guardian)
    CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Gender-based violence: stop looking for 'proof' and put survivors first Time is a luxury and those without money, safety and security don't have it. What the current situation in Central African Republic, the crisis in Democratic Republic of Congo in 2012 and the response to the Haiti earthquake in 2010 have in common is that lives were lost, and bodies and minds irreparably damaged, by the wasting of precious time looking for 'proof' of violence against women and girls.
  • January 20, 2014 (CTV News)
    DRC: Victimized twice: DRC women rebound after war, rape Living in the lush mountainous region in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Wivine Mwbawa would spend hours each day walking through the forest to fetch water for her family. It was on a routine daily run a year-and-a-half-ago when she was ambushed and raped by three soldiers. She returned home to find that rebels had slaughtered her mother, father and two brothers.
  • January 20, 2014 (New York Times)
    CAR: Woman Chosen to Lead Central African Republic Out of Mayhem Cheers broke out in the National Assembly building here on Monday as representatives chose the mayor of this beleaguered capital to serve as the interim president of the Central African Republic, a country in the grip of a sectarian civil war.
  • December 16, 2013 (The Muslim News )
    CENTRAL AFRICA: Central African Republic; 39 Muslims, incl Pregnant Woman and 10 Children Killed by Christians A militia group has killed 27 Muslims in a village in the Central African Republic, the United Nations said on Friday. The Christian militia, known as anti-Balaka, killed the Muslims on Thursday in Bohong.
  • December 9, 2013 (The World Bank )
    DRC: Addressing Violence Against Women in War-Torn Regions For the past two decades women's bodies have become the battlefield as gangs of combatants have committed atrocities in the Democrat Republic of Congo (DRC), according to Dr. Denis Mukwege Mukengere, who recently spoke at a World Bank seminar on sexual and gender-based violence in Eastern DRC.

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