The status of women in Benin has improved since the passage of the Personal and Family Code of 2004. Benin has not been involved in any large-scale conflicts recently. In spite of the relative peace in the country, women in Benin often face female genital cutting, forced marriages, and domestic violence. Benin ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) in 1992. Benin is ranked as 116 of the 144 countries listed on the 2017 Global Gender Gap Index (GGI). In regards to disarmament, Benin voted for the adoption of the Arms Trade Treaty, signed on 3rd June 2013, but has not yet ratified it. Numerous organisations and the National Council for the Promotion of Gender Equity and Equality are working toward peace and security for women in Benin.