country: Togo


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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Togo signed the Maputo Protocol in December, 2003 and ratified it in Ocotber, 2005.  2012: The Persons and Family Code allows for wives, daughters and sons to have equal inheritance rights but still allows for the application of customary law which can be discriminatory against women. The National Policy on Equity and Gender Equality of 2011 was updated in 2019. The policy aims to “make Togo an emerging country, without discrimination, where men and women will have the same opportunities to participate in its development and enjoy the benefits of its growth “. 2015: Action plan for resolution 1325 on the

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