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  • Title: Issues of the day: Central African Republic
    Descriptive info: .. Health in CAR.. Central African Republic.. Home.. CAR.. About HDPT CAR.. FGM in CAR.. Programs.. About Us.. Contact Us.. Women health at some retarded countries under the real threat as a professional treatment is unavailable for most citizens.. It sounds awfully as we are talking not about some luxury conveniences like custom automobiles for women which can be discarded.. Health is an essential part of the people's dwelling and women heath also influence on future generations.. To keep it stable is much more important than to cure spoiled one as human life is not some car accessory, which can be bought at any automotive store.. Here we need to pay special attention and involve all possible means to guarantee superb conditions for medicine development in every indigent part of the world.. Transportation for medicine needs.. Thousands of women and men were lost due to the lack  ...   cars like ambulance or any other 4-wheels transport.. And even if they have some, those automotive means live till the first failure as car parts and accessories also a huge dilemma for such districts.. From that point of view it is the first place priority for sponsors and supporters to provide automobiles and automotive parts, which will rescue millions of women lives.. Involving cars and car accessories supports basic human rights of women and children by campaigning against FGM and other harmful traditional practices while promoting beneficial practices.. OUR MISSION.. Our mission is the promotion of gender equality and justice by eliminating harmful traditional practices, to enable women to participate fully in the social, cultural and political development of their continent like impossibility to use widely spread conveniences starting from honorable treatment and professional medicine support to other simple stuffs like using cosmetics or riding automobiles.. Copyright 2014..

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  • Title: Issues of the day: Central African Republic
    Descriptive info: CAR: Women sewing in Central African Republic.. During the sixty-second session of the General Assembly, the Second Committee organized a series of expert panel discussions on the issue of financing for development.. Member States were urged to integrate a gender perspective into the Monterrey follow-up process, particularly during the follow-up international conference on financing for development, to be held from 29 November to 2 December 2008 in Doha, Qatar.. The Assembly also adopted a resolution on women in development [resolution on poverty and other development issues (document A/62/423)], in which the Assembly urged all Member States, non-governmental organizations and the United Nations system to increase the number of women in decision-making and empower women to participate effectively in the creation and implementation of poverty eradication policies and programmes.. Speaking to the UN Chronicle, the Committee Chair, Ambassador Kirsti Lintonen of Finland, pointed out that the issue on financing for gender equality was "still part of the discussion for the system-wide coherence".. In March 2002, the United Nations held its first International Conference on Financing for Development that led to the Monterrey Consensus, which highlighted the importance of a holistic approach to financing for development, including gender-sensitive development, and mainstreaming a gender perspective into development policies at all levels and in all sectors.. However, some experts think that the lack of coherence between economic policies, emphasizing low inflation and mobility of capital on one hand, and social commitments to poverty reduction, human rights and gender equality on the other hand, is a key shortfall of the Consensus in terms of financing for gender equality.. Ms.. Bakker said the Consensus made several references to women's empowerment; yet women were not directly integrated throughout the leading action areas.. While calling for gender sensitivity in applying policies and programmes, she pointed out that the document did not give a clear framework or propose institutional arrangements for implementing gender mainstreaming objectives in the context of other developments goals.. In March 2005, over 100 donor and developing countries signed the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness-an international agreement which aimed to lay down a practical and action-oriented road map to improve the quality of assistance and its impact on development, and is a further opportunity to effectively embed gender equality and women's empowerment into aid delivery.. "The Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness acknowledged that harmonization efforts are also needed on  ...   yet at the top of the agenda for some countries, Morocco has taken the lead to ensure that gender-sensitive budgeting is no longer an abstract concept.. For the first time in its history, Morocco has developed a gender report to evaluate public policies and a road map to address poverty eradication and gender, and to budget accordingly.. Mohamed Chafiki, Director of Studies and Financial Forecasts at the Ministry of Finance and Privatization of Morocco, told the Second Committee that his country had published a set of gender statistics and established indicators to determine women's access to health care, education and energy, making it possible for the Government to address gender inequality.. Those efforts led to expenditure on girls' education in rural areas, where opportunities for education tended to be restricted.. As a result, school attendance in Morocco had increased from 79 per cent in 1999/ 2000 to 93 per cent in 2005/2006.. The issue of non-compensation of work by women, however, remained a key issue and needed to be addressed, Mr.. Chafiki emphasized.. Employment-related commitments from Governments are critical to improving women's lives.. "Women should stop being treated as 'starter' workers, being brought into export production to break into a world market and replaced by men when industries move into higher productivity activities", noted Manuel Montes, Chief of Policy Analysis and Development Office at DESA.. Stressing the importance of reliable social services and protection for women, he noted that improving the work conditions of temporary migrant workers would also finance gender equality.. The "magic of the market" came from social reproduction, noted Mariama Williams, Research Associate of the International Gender and Trade Network during a panel discussion.. The market was efficient because of women's unpaid work, she explained, adding that more resources should be allocated to improve social infrastructures that affected women, such as transportation, water and sanitation.. Williams also voiced her view that the question of gender equality was placed in between "two scissor blades": economic liberalization and a "war on terror agenda".. This resulted in a return to a highly militarized State and a "one-size-fits-all" economic policy, which could possibly lead to a failure of effectively addressing financing for gender equality.. The current economic liberalization process, she said, should focus on economic democracy, not on "a pecuniary notion of competition and deregulation without a corresponding system of accountability and social responsibility..

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  • Title: Issues of the day: Central African Republic
    Descriptive info: The Humanitarian and Development Partnership Team (HDPT) unites all organizations working to alleviate the humanitarian and development crisis in the CAR: United Nations agencies, the Red Cross Movement, NGOs and other organizations.. These organizations collaborate on humanitarian and development strategies and work together when implementing projects.. Read our Aid page for a list of major international aid organizations working in the country.. For more info on the current crisis in CAR go to the Country page.. Why we started the HDPT CAR.. For different (and good) reasons, humanitarian and development assistance are often done separately.. Yet, bringing all humanitarian and development partners together is critical in the case of the CAR.. The current humanitarian crisis is in many ways the product of over 20 years of under-development.. The average CAR citizen is today worse off than he or she was two decades ago.. Over 67 percent of the population now lives on less than a dollar a day.. Since autumn 2005, a rebellion has gripped the country's north and has forced about 291,000 people to flee their homes.. One million people have been affected by the violence.. Unlike in neighboring Sudan and Chad, CAR's Human Development Index (HDI) has been declining for decades.. The CAR now ranks 172 out of 177 on the UN's Human Development Index.. Almost nowhere in the world is therefore uniting all efforts more urgent than here: Working together to help the Central African population emerge from poverty.. This website and our intranet.. This website was set up to explain the humanitarian and development crisis in CAR to a wide audience.. Many non-professionals have hardly heard about the CAR before, which is why this site focuses on accessible maps, photos, and multimedia.. If you are a humanitarian and development professional and require more in-depth and technical info on the country and organizations  ...   Community Partnership Team) for what used to be IASC Country Teams.. Unlike in other contexts, we are integrating humanitarian and development work to improve collaboration and our assistance to the population of the CAR.. Therefore: Humanitarian and Development Partnership Team - HDPT CAR.. More info on humanitarian and development collaboration.. For the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC), the inter-agency forum for coordination, policy development and decision-making involving the key UN and non-UN humanitarian partners, click here.. For the United Nations Development Group (UNDG), set-up by the Secretary General to improve the effectiveness of the UN's development efforts at the country level, click here.. For the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, click here.. For global NGOs networks, check the sites of the International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA), the American Council for Voluntary International Action (InterAction), or the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response (SCHR).. 'Gender Inequality in CAR Is Bad Economics':.. Second Committee Calls for Integration of Gender Perspective into Monterrey Follow-up Process.. By Yuwei Zhang.. "Gender inequality is bad economics", said Isabella Bakker, Professor and former Chair of Political Science at York University, in Toronto, Canada.. Speaking at a panel discussion on financing for gender equality, organized by the UN General Assembly's Second Committee (Economic and Financial), she noted that most of the world's extremely poor people were women, who earned on average only slightly over 50 per cent of what men earned.. Restrictions on women's access to work and education have had significant economic costs globally.. A 2007 survey by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) points out that an estimated $42 billion to $47 billion is lost a year in the region alone, due to restrictions on women's employment opportunities, with another $16 billion to $30 billion a year because of gender gaps in education.. http://www.. un.. org/..

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  • Title: Issues of the day: Central African Republic
    Descriptive info: FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION in CAR (Central Africa Republic):.. Information by Country Country Estimate % of women and girls who undergo FGM Type of FGM practised Benin 50% Excision FGM is mainly practised in the north of the Country.. There is no law specifically prohibiting FGM.. The Committee has been campaigning against FGM since 1982, collaborating with the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health.. Educational materials are distributed in government-run clinics.. Burkina Faso 70% Excision All but a few of the country's 50 ethnic groups practice FGM.. Recent legislation outlaws FGM and the government campaigns widely against the practice.. The National Committee for the Fight against Excision (CNLPE), affiliated to the us, was set up in 1990 and carries out extensive educational work.. Cameroon 20% Clitoridectomy and excision FGM is practised in some areas of the far north and south-west.. The Cameroon chapter was created in 1992.. The government supports their activities.. Cameroon is invited to all meetings organized by the Ministry of Social Welfare and Women's Affairs, and the Ministry ofPublic Health.. CAR 50% Clitoridectomy and excision FGM is prevalent in approximately 10 of the country's 48 ethnic groups.. There has been a law against FGM since 1966 and the government has taken a number of measures against the practice.. Chad 60% Excision and infibulation FGM is practised in all areas of the country, infibulation being performed in the eastern part bordering Sudan.. We are active in outreach programmes.. The government plays a minimal role in trying to eradicate the practice.. C te d'Ivoire 60% Excision FGM is deeply rooted in animist initiation rites.. It is also prevalent among Muslim women.. It is practised particularly among the rural populations in the north, north-east and west.. A new law prohibiting FGM is being drafted.. Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) campaigning against FGM include the International Movement of Democratic Women (MIFED), the Ivorian Association for the Defence of Women's Human Rights (AID-F), and the Ivorian Association for Safe Motherhood (AMS).. They receive some government support.. Democratic Republic of Congo 5% Excision FGM is practised on girls living in the northern equatorial part of the country.. No law specifically prohibits FGM.. Djibouti 90-98% Excision and infibulation An estimated 95% of women from all ethnic groups are infibulated.. A Penal Code provision outlawing FGM has been in force since 1994.. Among the several organizations working on the issue are the Association for the Equilibrium and Promotion of the Family (ADEPF) and the Union Nationale des Femmes de Djibouti (UNFD), National Union of Women of Djibouti, which organize workshops to raise awareness about the health risks of FGM.. Both groups receive occasional media coverage.. The Ministry of Health allows clinics and health training centres to distribute information about FGM and other harmful traditional practices.. Egypt 97% Clitoridectomy, excision, and infibulation FGM is practised by both Muslims and Coptic Christians, infibulation being particularly prevalent in the southern part of the country.. A presidential decree in 1958 prohibited FGM, making it punishable by a fine and imprisonment.. In July 1996, Health Minister, Ismail Sallam, banned all licensed health professionals from performing FGM.. In June 1997 an Egyptian court overturned this ban.. In his decision, Judge Abdul Aziz Hammade stated that FGM was a form of surgery which doctors have the legal ''right'' to perform, without interference from ministerial bodies.. The health minister and the head of Egypt's medical syndicate have appealed against the court's decision, and the Sheikh of al-Azhar, the highest religious authority in the country, has declared his support for the ban.. The health minister has announced that his July 1996 ban will remain in place until the appeal process is completed.. Various NGOs are active in the campaign against FGM, including the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights.. Eritrea 90% Clitoridectomy, excision and infibulation FGM is carried out by almost all ethnic groups.. Prior to winning independence from Ethiopia in 1991, the Eritrean People's Liberation Front (EPLF) undertook abolition campaigns in areas under its control with the stated aim of discontinuing the practice.. Based on the EPLF experience, FGM is included in the Eritrean government's health and general education programmes.. The National Union of Eritrean Youth and Students and the official women's organization have embarked on a campaign to discourage FGM.. Ethiopia 90% Clitoridectomy and excision, except in areas bordering Sudan and Somalia, where infibulation is practised FGM is practised among most of Ethiopia's 70 or more ethnic groups, including Christians, Muslims and the minority Ethiopian Jewish community (the Falasha), most of whom now live in Israel.. Ethiopia has an extremely high maternal mortality rate, due in part to birth complications related to FGM.. There is no law specifically prohibiting FGM although the Constitution prohibits harmful traditional practices.. A wide range of educational outreach activities are carried out by NGOs.. The Revolutionary Ethiopian Women's Association (REWA) had a mandate under the former Mengistu regime to eradicate customs and practices that deny women their rights.. REWA supported eradication of FGM, as did the Ministry of Health.. The National Committee was set up in 1985 and given permission to establish its regional headquarters permanently in Addis Ababa.. Similar anti-FGM educational programmes have been conducted since the overthrow of the Mengistu regime in 1991, with active governmental and NGO support.. Gambia 60-90% average; Excision, infibulation in a very small population percentage almost 100% of The Foundation for Research on Women's Health, Productivity and the Fula and Sarahuli womenEnvironment (BAFROW), a Gambian women's organization, reports that seven of the Gambia's nine ethnic groups practice FGM.. There is no legislation specifically prohibiting FGM.. In 1981, the  ...   groups.. The National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) has been active in the fight against FGM.. Nurses and paediatricians have campaigned throughout the country, conducting educational activities at the state and community level.. In 1984, a Nigerian National Committee, the National Chapter, was set up.. The Committee has had support from the Ministries of Health, Education and Information.. Senegal 20% Excision In 1988 a survey on FGM was carried out by ENDA (Environmental Development Action in the Third World) with our support.. This study revealed that FGM is prevalent among the Muslim population and is practised most widely in the eastern region of the country, where it also affects the non-Muslim population.. The President of Senegal, Abdou Diouf, spoke out against the practice in the mid 1980s.. In 1981, Campagne Pour L'Abolition des Mutilations Sexuelles (CAMS), Campaign for Abolition of Sexual Mutilation, was formed in Paris, with Awa Thiam as the President and a branch organization Femmes Et Soci t (Women and Society) in Senegal.. CAMS-International was later based in Senegal.. The organization takes a gender perspective in addressing FGM organizing seminars on violence against women and FGM and setting up a gender research unit on women at the University of Dakar Rally.. The Senegalese Committee on Traditional Practices (COSEPRAT), the national chapter in Senegal, conducts medical research into FGM, and their activities include radio broadcasts which reach a large percentage of the population.. COSEPRAT collaborates with the government.. Sierra Leone 80-90% Excision All ethnic groups practice FGM except the Creoles, who are mainly based in the capital, Freetown.. It is practised within a strong ritualistic context, within traditional power bases for women known as Bundo (secret societies).. These societies are shrouded in secrecy and taboo.. Membership is conferred on a girl when she is subjected to FGM, and non-members are considered to be outcasts.. Fear surrounds the practice of FGM and those who criticize the secret societies have been known to receive death threats.. In August 1996 supporters of FGM launched an offensive, drawing support from members of the influential elite, who are members of the Bundo themselves, or have relatives as members.. In January 1997, 600 girls were reportedly subjected to FGM in a displaced people's camp near Freetown.. In July 1997, Sierra Leone's military ruler, Major Johnny Paul Koroma, who came to power following a military coup in May 1997, assured supporters of FGM that he supports this and other traditional practices.. A National Chapter, called the Sierra Leone Association on Women's Welfare, was set up in 1984.. It advocates education against FGM and legislation to eradicate the practice.. Other NGOs that have been active in the campaign against FGM include the Movement for the Eradication of FGM, the Canaan Christian Fellowship Fund, and Plan International.. Somalia 98% Infibulation Virtually all Somali women are genitally mutilated.. In 1977 the Somali Women's Democratic Organization (SWDO), a governmental women's organization, was formed to eradicate FGM.. This was followed by a series of initiatives, most notably by the Somali Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Institute of Women's Education.. In 1987, SWDO and the Italian Association for Women and Development (AIDOS) founded an anti-FGM project designed to eradicate infibulation.. AIDOS provided technical and methodological support and SWDO was responsible for the content and direction of the campaign.. In 1991, when the Siad Barre regime was overthrown and the state disintegrated into warring factions, the projects collapsed.. Sudan 89% of northern Sudanese women Infibulation predominates, some excision reported FGM is widely practised in northern Sudan, and to a much lesser extent in the south.. Attempts have been made to eradicate FGM for the past 50 years.. Despite this, women are still being infibulated.. Sudan was the first CAR country to outlaw FGM.. The 1946 Penal Code prohibited infibulation, but permitted sunna, the less radical form of FGM.. The law was ratified again in 1957, when Sudan became independent.. In 1991 the government affirmed its commitment to the eradication of the traditional form of FGM.. The 1993 Penal Code, however, does not mention FGM, leaving its status unclear.. NGOs most active in the campaign against FGM are the Organization for the Eradication of Traditional Harmful Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children (ETHP), and the Babiker Badri Organization.. The Ministry of Social Planning recognizes both groups.. Tanzania 10% Excision, infibulation FGM is practised in five regions of Tanzania.. The government has made sporadic efforts to eradicate the practice, including a campaign in two regions in 1971.. The Tanzanian chapter was formed in 1992.. Togo 12% Excision FGM is practised in the north of Togo.. Human rights and women's rights groups educate rural popula-tions about the dangers of the practice.. A chapter was formed in 1984 with the support of the Ministry of Social Affairs.. Uganda 5% Clitoridectomy and excision FGM is practised in Kapchorwa district.. No law specifically prohibits FGM; the government publicly condemns FGM.. Our campaigns against the practice, collaborating with the Ugandan Women Lawyers' Association, the Safe Motherhood Initiative, the National Association of Womens' Organizations in Uganda, the Media Women's Association, and the Association of Uganda Doctors.. Government ministries have given them some material help.. Sources.. Dorkenoo, Efua, Cutting the Rose, Female Genital Mutilation: The Practice and its Prevention, Minority Rights Publications, UK, 1994.. Smith, Jacqueline, Visions and Discussion on Genital Mutilation of Girls, Defence for Children International, The Netherlands, 1995.. Toubia, Nahid, Female Genital Mutilation: A Call for Global Action, RAINBO, New York, 1995.. United States Department of State Reports, February 1997.. World Health Organization Papers, Female Genital Mutilation..

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  • Title: Issues of the day: Central African Republic
    Descriptive info: Programs for youth.. Youth is an important target group both as potential or actual victims as well as future parents.. We invests a great deal of effort to sensitize youth using different entry points both in leisure and education such as theaters, sports, technician education, school, radio, etc.. Also special training are arranged aiming to bring up open-minded youth, faced to new cultural value, interests and attitudes.. One of such programs is introducing the young generation with automotive sphere, where famous racers attract young mids to the thrilling world of vehicles, car grilles, motors, wheels and other car accessories.. Everybody had an opportunity to try himself as a driver, mechanician and engineer at once.. Our Automotive, Sports and other sorts of Training and Information Campaigns are targeted to reach the public through a wave of successive trainings.. The trainings are specified to the target groups, being women, men, community leaders, religious leaders, traditional birth attendants, health personnel and media.. The project aims  ...   a three-year Action Plan (2008-2010) was developed to combat FGM.. The statements in this Declaration include the assertion that FGM has no place in the CAR Islamic or Christian faiths and it also calls for the signatories to commit themselves to the struggle for the total elimination of FGM, not just in their respective countries but wherever it exists.. The organization's custom vehicles didn't stay in one place for long.. The car wheels crossed the country and as the result lots of similar forums took places in other districts of continent.. Two symposia held in 2005 for English and French-speaking Religious Leaders in Egypt and Burkina Faso.. The participants were 80 religious leaders from 30 countries.. After serious analysis of the FGM problem, they made an open statement (in what became known as the Ouagadougou Declaration) of their opposition to the practice and adopted a decision to set up a network in order to continue the campaign in a sustained and coordinated manner..

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  • Title: Issues of the day: Central African Republic
    Descriptive info: Since 1984 Dakar became famous not only due to the world known.. Automotive Dakar Rally Tours.. but also as a place of birth of our organization.. The starting squad was enormous as license plates on committee's cars showed up 20 African countries.. Later it has been enlarged to 28 African countries and Affiliates in 8 European countries, USA, Canada, Japan and New Zealand.. Gender inequality in CAR (Central African Republic).. Gender inequalities in the CAR persist.. They are so deeply ingrained that significant positive change will probably take decades.. Some facts from a government briefing paper on gender issues in CAR below.. (It is well worth looking at other sources as well.. ):.. The share of illiterate women (68 percent) is  ...   subjected to sexual violence.. Women in urban areas are more than twice as likely to suffer from HIV/AIDS than men (infection rate 11 percent against 5 percent).. CAR's maternal mortality rate is among the world's highest (1,355 per 100,000).. Only 11 out of 105 members of parliament are women.. Only 10 percent of all judges are women.. Women remain argely uninvolved in the management and control of financial resources.. Humanitarian and Development Partnership Team member UNFPA was recently reinforced by a Gender Advisor, supported by the GenCap initiative, to ensure a gender sensitive and equal approach in all humanitarian operations in the CAR.. For photos of vulnerable women in CAR and to read the brief on gender, go to the next page..

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  • Title: Issues of the day: Central African Republic
    Descriptive info: For any questions, offers and advices please email us at:.. wenmaster@iac-ciaf.. org..

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