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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1984-02 Dakar Senegal
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.
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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