Country / Region profile of: Chad

Growing turmoil in the region has displaced thousands, limited services for women, and exacerbated the already widespread discrimination and violence against Chadian women. The Constitution in Chad and the laws prohibit gender-based discrimination, but the Government does not enforce these provisions. Chad ranked number 141 of 144 countries listed on the Global Gender Gap Index (GGI) of 2017. Chad acceded to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) in 1995. Discrimination against women, trafficking and exploitation of women is widespread. Peacebuilding efforts and agreements have made no attempt to emphasise women's participation, but Chadian women continue to make significant contributions through informal channels. Chad voted for the adoption of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), signed on 25th September 2013, and ratified on 25th March 2015. In the October 2017 Open Debate on WPS, Chad did not make a statement or any specific commitment. Whereas Chad had a $210 million in military spending in 2017, it did not commit to financing the WPS Agenda.

“We know from experience that gender-based violence can be found in countries in conflict but also in countries not in conflict, as in Eastern Chad and Guinea. Recently, I was on a mission to Chad and spoke to a Chadian woman who was raped and then later was rejected by her husband. The stigma of rape, the lack of emotional support, the shame of the family underscores the need for trauma counseling for women survivors. We need to give the power back to women. We need to rehabilitate the survivors and to restore their dignity. We need to help them realise their hopes for the future.” - Madame Bineta Diop, Founder of Femmes Afrique Solidarite


$ 210,000,000
Military expenditure
Chad spends USD$ 210,000,000 on the military, including armed forces and peacekeeping forces, defence ministries, paramilitary forces, and military space activities.
Investing in peace and gender equality
Chad could invest in creation and ongoing funding of a National Action Plan for the Implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325.
NAP 1325
Chad does not have a National Action Plan for the Implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325.
WPS commitments
Chad made no specific financial commitments on Women, Peace and Security in 2017.