Promote procedural guarantees and access to justice for Central African women by addressing gender inequalities

  • Objective: To promote respect for procedural guarantees and access to justice for women and minors (particularly those accused of practising charlatanism and witchcraft), acting sustainably to reduce gender inequalities.
  • Intervention logic: The project intends to act at the heart of the formal and community justice systems by promoting access to justice and the defence of women accused of witchcraft with 1. a community axis of mobilisation of the frameworks for dialogue and awareness-raising put in place in other projects by ASF and its partners; 2. an axis aiming at the commitment of institutional actors to reinforce the respect of human rights on this issue.
  • Expected results: Communities are made aware of the importance of respecting human rights and procedural guarantees for women, in particular for women and children accused of charlatanism/witchcraft.
  • Women and children accused of charlatanism and witchcraft are provided with holistic assistance.
  • Respect for human rights and the protection of women victims of gender-based violence are strengthened through the adoption of reforms within the sectoral policy of the Ministry of Justice.
  • Project partners:
    • Organisation des Jeunes Leaders pour le Développement (OJLD) in Bouar
    • Défis & Objectif (DO) in Bangui
    • Centre for the Promotion and Defence of Children’s Rights (CPDE) in Berberat
    • Maison de l’Enfant et de la Femme Pygmée (MEFP) in Nola
    • Lawyers from the Central African Bar Association
    • The Ministry of Justice, in particular the Thematic Group 3 of the Justice sector policy implementation unit
    • The Ministry for the Promotion of Women, the Family and Child Protection
  • Geographical areas of implementation: Bangui, Bimbo, Bouar, Berberati and Nola
  • Funding: European Union
  • Budget: €60,548
  • Duration: 18 months (15 August 2022 – 14 February 2024)