country: Sierra Leone


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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Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone signed the Maputo Protocol in December, 2003 and ratified it in July, 2015.  2013-2018: The Agenda for Prosperity, which is a Poverty Reduction Strategy “made provisions for a standalone pillar on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in the National Development Plan”. 2017: National Land Policy, estblished to promote GEWE by increasing women’s access to land and ownership. 2017-2020: National Strategy for Financial Inclusion, aims “to make financial services available, accessible anf affordable for all Sierra Leoneans and MSMEs, and support inclusive and resilient private-sector led growth” . 2010-2013: National Gender Strategic Plan (mid term review in 2012). 2019-2023: National Gender Plan

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