The Youth Say No to FGM

Tribute to Florence

UNGA Resolution on FGM Advocacy by IAC

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Excisées Guinée 2014

         New Generation without FGM & Child Marriage


High Level Advocay towards Africa's Heads of States

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 in Bata, Republic of Equatorial Guinea.
His Excellency Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, President of the Republic

of Equatorial Guinea, granted an audience at the Presidential Palace, to the delegation

of the Inter-African Committee, composed of its President Mrs. Mariam Lamzana, and its

Executive Director Dr Morissanda Kouyaté.

In a warm African ambiance, the delegation thanked the President for his support to the actions

of the Inter-African Committee, particularly the process that led to the adoption of the

UN Resolution prohibiting Female Genital Mutilation.

We had the great honor to give a speech at the National Congress that is taking place in Bata.
The Struggle continues !
















International conference on female genital mutilation and child marriage


Strengthening the Bridge between Africa and the World to Accelerate Zero Tolerance to FGM and Child Marriage


Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso 24 - 26 of April 2014






We, members of National Committees and affiliates of the Inter African Committee, activists, members of civil society, members of parliaments, representatives of governments and international organizations from:


Angola, Benin, Belgium, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Denmark, Djibouti, Ethiopia, France, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Italy, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, The Netherlands, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States of America, having participated in the international conference on female genital mutilation and forced and child marriage Strengthening the Bridge between Africa and the World to Accelerate Zero Tolerance towards FGM and Child Marriage organized in Ouagadougou on 24-26 April 2014 by the Inter-African Committee (IAC), the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and No Peace Without Justice (NPWJ), under the High Patronage of the First Lady of Burkina Faso, Her Excellency Mme Chantal Compaoré, with the support of the Minister of Social Action and National Solidarity of Burkina Faso and the financial support of the Italian Development Cooperation, as well as UNICEF, UNFPA and the Islamic Development Bank;



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The President of Republic of Gambia has declared on Monday 23 November 2015 that the FGM is baned in Gambia with immediate effect. Congratulations to the President, the Government and the people of Gambia. IAC thanks its National Committee GAMCOTRAP for that great achievement.



Theme of the International Zero Tolerance to FGM 2016 (February 6)


Together, mobilizing to contribute to the achievement of the new Global Goals through the elimination of Female Genital Mutilation by 2030.



Ensemble, mobilisons-nous pour contribuer à la réalisation des nouveaux Objectifs Mondiaux à travers l’élimination des mutilations génitales féminines d’ici 2030.



  - Historic Act of the Nigerian Senate and the former President H.E Goodluck Jonathan for the elimination of female   genital mutilation.

May 5, 2015, the Nigerian Senate voted a federal law prohibiting female genital mutilation in Nigeria. Before handover the power to his successor on May 30, 2015, the former President His Excellency Goodluck Jonathan promulgated this law as one of his final actions that History will retain. Thank you Mr President.

The Struggle continues !

You can read the information about this important step by clicking on the link below:


IAC is participating actively  at the launching process of the African Union programme on the Child Marriage. 


IAC participated to the Africa Prosecutors Association Sexual and Gender Based Violence training  in Kinshasa, DRC



Inter-African Committee (IAC), African Union (AU), United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), African Committee of Expert on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC), UNICEF Liaison Office to AU and UNFPA Liaison to AU have developed a Collaboration Strategy on Traditional Practices. 

Collaboration Strategy


18 June 2014, the Inter-African Committee organized an important workshop on the 5-year program for the elimination of FGM in 29 african countries, with the technical and financial support of the Islamic Development Bank.



An African society in which african women and children fully enjoy they human rights to live free from harmful traditional practices.



To promote gender equality and contribute to the improvement of the health status, social, economic, political, human rights and quality of life of African women and children through elimination of harmful traditional practices and the promotion of beneficial ones.

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