country: Republic of the Congo

Congo Brazzaville

The Republic of Congo signed the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (The Maputo Protocol) on the 27th of February 2004 and ratified it more than seven years later on the 14th of December 2011. Referred as Congo-Brazzaville, the Republic of Congo became independent in 1960. Civil war and militia have inundated the country for many years in part due to the country’s offshore oil wealth. Despite the relative calm in the country, there are still many refugees, which present a humanitarian crisis. Although the status of women has improved

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