The Government of the Central African Republic launched its National Action Plan in 2014. The NAP was created to establish a framework, strategies and actions for coordinated implementation of UNSCR 1325. The development of the NAP was led by the Ministry of Social Affairs, National Solidarity and Gender Promotion which led the creation of the Sector Committee for Gender Equality and Poverty Reduction in which civil society was engaged.
The Central African Republic has a long history of instability, violence and armed conflict. Since the most recent outbreak of violence in 2013, around six thousand people have been killed and a quarter of the population has been displaced, with more than four hundred thousand refugees and three hundred thousand internally displaced persons. In 2014, the UN mandated a peacekeeping force to quell the violence, however, sexual exploitation and abuse by peacekeepers added fuel to the fire.