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

ECOSOC Status: Special Consultative
Type: NGO working on Crime
Address: (HQ) 145 rue de Lausanne,
CH-1202 Geneva,

c/o Economic Commission for Africa/ ATRCW
P.O. Box 3001
Addis Ababa
Country: Switzerland
Region: Europe
UN Languages:
Other languages:
  • Education
  • Training
  • Victim Protection

  • Other:'domestic violence'
Short description:
The Programme strategies are based on experiences gained from working at local, national and international levels. The following areas are emphasized:
An integrated and holistic approach that relates to conventions, plans and platforms for action, and international agreements aimed at eliminating violence against women Awareness raising through information, education, and communication taking into account local realities and varying cultural contexts that advocate attitudinal change. Forging alliances with relevant organizations and governments for strengthening collaborative work. Developing programmes for action oriented research upon which effective intervention can be designed . Advocating for meaningful protective legal measures to eradicate female genital mutilation (FGM) and other practices. Producing, developing amd distributing information materials. Capacity building of National Committees. Producing educational materials including films.

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