Within this sub-region, PeaceWomen is currently monitoring 5 countries (Chad, Cote d' Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Sierra Leone). Central Africa is home to countries of medium (Cape Verde 118) to low (Niger 167) levels of human development, in addition to many post-conflicts countries. According to the Global Gender Gap Index (GGGI,) countries in Western Africa rank from 70 (Ghana) to 131 (Mali).
Currently, there are two United Nations Peacekeeping missions in this sub region, United Nations Operation in Côte d'Ivoire (UNOCI) and United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL)).
For information on National Action Plans in the region for SCR 1325, please click here.