Menu

Côte d'Ivoire

ivorycoast

The Republic of Cote d'Ivoire has an estimated population of 21.6 million (UN, 2010). The capital is Yamoussoukro. Ivory Coast has an area of 322,462 sq km (124,503 sq miles). The main languages are French, and indigenous languages.

In 1960, Cote d'Ivoire became independent from France. It was once considered as one of Africa’s most stable countries. Cote d'Ivoire is the world's leading producer of cocoa. The production of cocoa for export and foreign investment made Cote d'Ivoire the most prosperous countries in West Africa. Since 2002, the country has been plagued by a civil war, which split the country between North and South, and thousands of people have been killed. The north is under rebel control and the government controls the south. In 2007, a peace deal was signed and a power sharing agreement was reached between the government and the rebels.

The civil war in Cote d'Ivoire has led to an increase of sexual violence against women and girls in the both the north and south of the country.
 

  • Cote d'Ivoire 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 but has not ratified it.
  • The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) was ratified by Cote d'Ivoire on the 18th of December 1995.
  • Cote d'Ivoire launched its National Action Plan on United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325) in January 2007.
  • Since April 2004, there is a UN peacekeeping mandate in Cote d'Ivoire: United Nations Mission in Cote d'Ivoire.

Source:  BBC, AlertNet, CIA, UN, SIGI,

COTE D'IVOIRE: Marital Equality Law Sparks Controversy
COTE D'IVOIRE: Men Still Make the Decisions on Reproductive Rights in Cote d’Ivoire
COTE D'IVOIRE: Mourning and Fear in Duékoué
COTE d'Ivoire: MRU CSOs Urged to Unite for 30% Women Quota
COTE D'IVOIRE: New Cassava Varieties Bring Women Autonomy
COTE D'IVOIRE: Ouattara Forces Kill, Rape Civilians During Offensive
Cote d'Ivoire: Political Crisis in Côte d’Ivoire: The Impact on Women and Women’s Rights Organizatio
COTE d'Ivoire: Punish Those Carrying Out FGM, Say Côte d’Ivoire Campaigners
COTE D'IVOIRE: Purple Cocoa Pods Help Women Farmers Crack Ban on Land Ownership
COTE D'IVOIRE: RoundTable for Women Parliamentarians Organized by the National Democratic Institute
CÔTE D'IVOIRE: UN envoy urges protection from sexual violence amid Côte d'Ivoire crisis
COTE D'IVOIRE: UN Envoy Welcomes Progress Made in Addressing Sexual Violence Crimes
CÔTE d'IVOIRE: UNICEF Concerned About Safety and Health of Children in Southwest Côte d’Ivoire
CÔTE d'IVOIRE: Voices of reason sidelined in the crisis
COTE D'IVOIRE: West African Women Demand Peace In Cote D'Ivoire
COTE D'IVOIRE: Women Bring Food to Market, Against all Odds
COTE D'IVOIRE: Women Struggle to Survive in Crowded Refugee Camps
CÔTE D'IVOIRE:New Ahead of Ivorian Legislative Polls, UN Envoy Warns on Sexual Violence
COTE D’IVOIRE: Breaking The Glass Ceiling In Cote D'Ivoire Politics
COTE D’IVOIRE: PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS 2016
Go to top