country: Guinea

THE INTER-AFRICAN COMMITTEE ON HARMFUL TRADITIONAL PRACTICES (IAC)

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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CELLULE DE COORDINATION SUR LES PRATIQUES TRADITIONNELLES AFFECTANT LA SANTÉ DES FEMMES ET DES ENFANTS (CPTAFE)

CPTAFE a été créée par des bénévoles en 1984 en tant que branche du Comité interafricain sur les pratiques traditionnelles affectant la santé des femmes et des enfants, en particulier les mutilations génitales féminines (MGF). Depuis lors, CPTAFE est devenue une organisation nationale bien établie qui dirige et coordonne la lutte contre les MGF en Guinée.

CPTAFE was formed by volunteers in 1984 as a branch of the Inter African Committee on Traditional Practices affecting women’s and children’s health, particularly Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Since then, CPTAFE has evolved into an established national organisation leading and coordinating the fight against FGM in Guinea.

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Guinea

Guinea signed the Maputo Protocol in December, 2003 and ratified it in April, 2012.  2017: National Gender Policy review Gender Strategy of Public Administration; Adoption of Law L028 on the general status of civil servants which provides for equal opportunities for men and women in public employment; Implementation of the Project to rejuvenate and feminize the Guinean administration. 2019: Parity law on elections lists, Art 2 (“Parity applies to any list of candidates for national and local elections, as well as for the holding of elective offices in public institutions”) 2020: New Constitution Art 9 “The Republic affirms that parity between men and

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