country: Niger


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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Niger did not ratify the Maputo Protocol but signed it on July, 2004.  2012: Labour Code amended to prohibit ground of discrimination and increase penalities for such acts in the workplace. Moreover, Article 178 of the Labour Code ensures that pregnant women are entitled to 14 weeks paid co-financed by the employer and government, and cannot be fired as a result of their pregnancy. 2014: Quota Act amended and raises quotas from 10% to 15%. Source (p. 177): The total budget for implementing the National Action Plan is $2.2m (Mali CFA 1,276,000,000. The 2009-2019 Ten-Year Plan includes measures to combat

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