"To keep a lamp burning we have to keep putting oil in it"
The Central African Republic (CAR) has an estimated population of 4.5 million (UN, 2010). The capital is Bangui. The Central African Republic has an area of 622,984 sq km (240,535 sq miles). The main languages are French, and Sangho, (lingua franca).
Considered as one of the least developed countries in the world, The Central African Republic, which used to be the French colony of Ubangi-Shari before it became independent in 1960. However, since its independence, Due to rebellions, mutinies, and spillover violence from neighboring countries, the CAR has been an instable country in permanent crisis.
Due to the instability of the country, being a woman is an everyday struggle in CAR. The members of the Lord’s Resistance Arm (LRA) frequently abduct women and girls. They are beaten, raped sometimes and killed by LRA members.