The impact of conflict on women and girls in West and Central Africa


Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia and Sierra Leone, are still embroiled in, or emerging from, long-term warfare. Women and girls in these countries are most vulnerable to gender-based violence and need special protection measures. This study on the situation of war-affected girls and women in the region highlights programmes being implemented with partners to address the impact of conflict, and recommends how UNICEF can more proactively champion the rights of girls - particularly adolescent girls.

Key wordsarmed conflict / children / gender based violence / sexual violence / violence / women

CountriesCentral African Republic / Côte d'Ivoire / Democratic Republic of Congo / Global / Liberia / Sierra Leone / West Africa