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Gender-based violence in Congo-Brazzaville: APC News interviews Sylvie Niombo
Gender-based violence in Congo-Brazzaville: APC News interviews Sylvie Niombo 15 July 2013

The Republic of Congo committed to eradicating gender-based violence by signing the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR). There are various laws and regulations: the Penal Code of 1810, the Family Code of 1918 and the Child Protection Act of 2010 which provide protection for women and girls in general, including victims of violence. However, access to justice for wo...

Congo: Government response on domestic violence under the spotlight
Congo: Government response on domestic violence under the spotlight 07 December 2012 Flavia Fascendini

A 14 year old girl living with her sister was harassed by her brother-in-law, even in front of her sister. The latter thought it was just jokes, so she encouraged her partner to do so. Two years ago, in Brazzaville, the girl was dragged by her brother-in-law into a hotel so he could rape her. She talked to her sister but she did not believe her, she also beat her and kicked her out of the house. Orphan of father and mother, she took refuge with her uncle. She has participated in sensitization...

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