Inter-African Committee on Traditional Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children (IAC)

Comité Inter-Africain sur les pratiques traditionnelles ayant effet sur la santé des femmes et des enfants (CI-AF)

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History

Founded Feb 1984, Dakar (Senegal), to continue the work of the international Seminar on Traditional Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children in Africa, 6-10 Feb 1984, Dakar. Sometimes referred to simply as Inter African Committee, Inter-African Committee on Traditional Practices, or IAC.

Aims

Promote gender equality and justice by eliminating harmful traditional practices, so as to enable African women to fully participate in the social, cultural and political development of their continent; reduce the rate of morbidity and mortality of women and children through the eradication of female genital mutilation and other harmful traditional practices; promote traditional practices that benefit health and well-being of women and children.

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Activities

Advocacy/lobbying/activism; awareness raising; projects/programmes; events/meetings; training/education; financial and/or material support.

Structure

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Languages

English, French.

Staff

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Financing

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Consultative Status

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (Special); Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF); United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 4 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 11 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 42 countries
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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

UIA Org ID

E4064

Last News Received

21. Oct 2016
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