Try out PMC Labs and tell us what you think. Learn More. Language: English French. Classification of professional and non-professional female sex workers FSWs into different categories, never previously reported in the Central African Republic CAR , may be useful to assess the dynamics of the human immunodeficiency virus HIV epidemic, design operational intervention programmes to combat HIV and other sexually transmitted infections STIs and to adapt these programmes to the broad spectrum of sexual transactions in the CAR. Our study proposes a socio-behavioural classification of FSWs living in the CAR and engaged in transactional and commercial sex. Thus, the aims of the study were these: i to categorize FSWs according to socio-anthropologic criteria in Bangui and ii to examine the association between a selection of demographic and risk variables with the different categories of female sex work as an outcome.
Freedom in the World 2018 - Central African Republic
Refworld | Trafficking in Persons Report - Central African Republic
The Government of the Central African Republic CAR does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking; however, it is making significant efforts to do so. These achievements included establishing the Mixed Unit for Rapid Intervention and Repression of Sexual Violence to Women and Children UMIRR in Bangui; implementing a disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration program through which it identified and referred more than 3, child soldiers to care in partnership with an international organization; and providing training to law enforcement, judicial, and civil society actors. The government partnered with international organizations to implement standard operating procedures for identifying trafficking victims and launched an awareness raising campaign. Despite these achievements, the government did not report prosecuting or convicting any traffickers or holding accountable armed groups that recruited and used child soldiers. The government maintained anti-trafficking law enforcement efforts during the reporting period. Article of the penal code criminalized sex and labor trafficking and prescribed penalties of five to 10 years imprisonment, which were sufficiently stringent and ,with respect to sex trafficking, commensurate with penalties prescribed for other serious offenses, such as kidnapping.
Spectrum of female commercial sex work in Bangui, Central African Republic
The Central African Republic suffers from pervasive insecurity and an absence of state authority in much of the country. Efforts to reach a negotiated settlement between the government and various armed groups have not yet achieved political reconciliation. The country faces a humanitarian crisis, and violent attacks against civilians, including sexual violence, are an acute risk in many areas. The government remained unable to restore the authority of the state beyond the capital city, despite the initiation of several mediation efforts aimed at reaching a ceasefire and national reconciliation. Intercommunal violence and targeted attacks on civilians by armed militias escalated during the year.
He looked over at her room and the door was closed. Maybe he had imagined that she was going to borrow the computer. He took a deep breath and walked over to the desk with the computer on it. She had left a copy of a printout on the desk, so she had been there.