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Central African Republic

Members

Centre pour la Promotion et la Defence des Droits de l’Enfant (CPDE) is a non-governmental NGO, created on May 5, 2009. The CPDE-RCA is a humanitarian and non-profit structure.
Its objective is to defend the child regardless of his nationality, race and religion, instill values ​​of peace, tolerance, non-violence and democracy in children, train children in citizenship, defend the cell family, integrate and support refugee children in Central African society, fight against violence at school and fight against the use of alcohol and drugs.

The CPDE has opened branches in Bangui and in the interior of the country. Mainly in Pissa in the Lobaye prefecture, in Boali and Damara in the Ombella M’poko, in Nola in the Sangha Mbaere, in Berberati in the Mambere Kadei, in Ndele in the Bamingui Bangoran, in Bria in the Haute Kotto and in Bambari in the Ouaka. The national headquarters of the CPDE is in Bangui in the 8th arrondissement in addition to its branches in the ten (10) provincial towns of the country.

Centre pour la Promotion et la Defence des Droits de l’Enfant (CPDE)

Contact: Rémy Djamouss
Phone: ±23675740938

Email: djamoussremy@gmail.com

Resources

ECPAT International
Central African Republic – Country Overview

Year: 2018

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Indicators

Age of Consent

Partial

Age of sexual consent is 18 years. The national legislation does not provide for a close-in-age exemption.

ECO Central African Republic, 2018

Extraterritoriality & Extradition

Not Yet Assessed

CSAM Definition

No

The national legislation does not provide a definition of CSAM which is in line with international standards.

ECO Central African Republic, 2018

Background Check Required

Not Yet Assessed

National Commitments

Partial

The Central African Republic has ratified the CRC, the OPSC, the Trafficking Protocol and the ILO Convention No. 182.

The Central African Republic has also ratified the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child.

The Central African Republic has not ratified the OPIC, the UNWTO Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics nor the AU Convention on Cyber Security and the Council of Europe’s Lanzarote and Budapest Conventions.

ECO Central African Republic, 2018

Child Advocacy Centers

Not Yet Assessed

SEC Police Unit

Partial

The main unit including SEC in its mandate is the Mixed Unit for Rapid Response for the Repression of Sexual Violence against Women and Children (Unité Mixte de Réponse Rapide et de Répression des violences sexuelles faites aux femmes et aux enfants / UMIRR) which includes members of the gendarmery and the Central African Police.
No information has been found on whether this Unit is fully functional and whether both offences under national and extra-territorial jurisdiction are able to be addressed by it.

ECO Central African Republic, 2018

Protection Standards Travel and Tourism

Not Yet Assessed

Public SEC Case Data

No

Data on SEC cases is not publicly available.

ECO Central African Republic, 2018

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