According to UNICEF, the prevalence of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) in the Central African Republic reaches 24%. 52% of girls underwent FGM/C procedures between the age of 10 and 14. A significant part of girls and women (75%) want the practice to end. According to Terres des Femmes, girls between the age of 5 and 14 are cut in significant numbers (80%) and the majority of the operations (90%) are performed by traditional practitioners.
The Central African Republic passed legislation banning FGM/C in 1966 (amended in 1996). The Central African Republic acceded to the ICESCR in 1981, to the CEDAW in 1991, ratified the CRC in 1992 and the Banjul Charter in 1986.
See also 28 Too Many’s country profile on the CAR.
We have no Anti-FGM/C Organisations in the Central African Republic, but would welcome suggestions. Please contact us.
We have no FGM/C Country of Origin Expert for the Central African Republic, but would welcome suggestions. Please contact us.