Côte d'Ivoire: Human Rights

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered at on 22 February 2024.

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Photo of Baroness Kennedy of Cradley Baroness Kennedy of Cradley Deputy Chairman of Committees

To ask His Majesty's Government what is their latest assessment of the human rights situation in Cote d’Ivoire.

Photo of Lord Benyon Lord Benyon The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

We lobby for the protection of human rights directly with the Government of Côte d'Ivoire and work closely with local civil society and human rights defenders, particularly on good governance issues, including media and civil society freedom, encouraging political reconciliation and stability, as well as the rights of women and girls. Côte d'Ivoire held municipal elections in September 2023 that were generally considered free and fair. The Ivorian Government's National Development Plan has ambitious plans to tackle gender inequalities and gender-based violence. Maternal mortality rates have significantly reduced. The recent Africa Cup of Nations included campaigns against corruption and harassment.

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