country: Benin


The Inter-African Committee on Traditional Practices affecting the Health of Women and Children (IAC) is an international and African regional umbrella body that has been working on policy programmes and actions to eliminate Harmful Traditional Practices in the African Region and worldwide.

Le Comité interafricain sur les pratiques traditionnelles affectant la santé des femmes et des enfants (IAC) est un organisme international et régional africain qui a travaillé sur des programmes et des actions politiques visant à éliminer les pratiques traditionnelles néfastes dans la région africaine et dans le monde entier.

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Benin signed the Maputo Protocol in February 2004 and ratified in September, 2015.  National Gender Promotion Policy and its 2010-2015 Action Plan Within the framework of the implementation of the National Gender Promotion Policy (PNPG) in Benin, several actions have been carried out with a view to the short-term reduction and the long-term eradication of the disparities between the two components of the Beninese society in the legal, economic, social and educational fields. We can especially remember:– strengthening the institutionalization of gender at all levels as well as the effective application of national and international conventions and texts favorable to

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