The official launch of her project titled “Making Violence Against Women and Girls history in the South West and North West regions of Cameroon” successfully took place at the Holiday Inn Resort Hotel, Limbe on the 30th of September 2020. The project is implemented with the technical and financial support of the UNTF and shall be running for three years. with the overall aim to fight against GBV in the English speaking regions of Cameroon.
After presenting the situation of violence against women and girls in Cameroon, the National President of FIDA Cameroon outlined some of the factors contributing to the perpetration of these acts of violence:
- Lack of legal reform,
- Gaps in existing laws,
- Non-compliance with ratified treaties,
- Repugnant customs.
Hence, intense advocacy, capacity building workshops, lobbying amongst others, shall be FIDA’s course of action for these three years. This inaugural event was attended by various stakeholders – the Sub-Divisional Delegate of Women Empowerment and Family, Lawyers, Policy Makers, Religious and Traditional Authorities, – who all pledged their full support in this fight.
Group Photograph – MAKING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS HISTORY: PROJECT LAUNCH, LIMBE, SW, CAMEROON
Media houses covered the event. find the links below:
The International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) Cameroon announces with pride its latest achievement in the fight to end violence against women and girls in Cameroon which is a long term partnership with LUKMEF-Cameroon and the United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women and Girls (UNTF)
The outcome of this partnership is an ongoing three year project titled building a community level agenda to end violence against women and girls in Cameroon. Thanks to this project FIDA Cameroon has successfully translated provisions of national and international legislation regulating and punishing violence against women and girls into twelve of Cameroon’s national languages.
FIDA Cameroon will also in the days ahead proceed to organize in six of Cameroons ten regions awareness raising campaigns on violence against women as human rights violations and the benefits of living in a community free of violence against women and girls. This activity shall be carried out through media programs, informative posters pasting and distribution of leaflets as well as organize training workshops for leaders of civil society organizations in the six regions specified in the project namely North West, South West, and Littoral, West, Centre and East regions. A support program for these civil society organizations shall also be put in place for community based mobilization and the recruitment of men/boys into the HeForShe Campaign.
In collaboration with our partners we shall also establish (where absent) or reinforce (where available) six regional Zero tolerance networks of Community Based Organizations with multi-sector actors and provide training and support for about 200 CBO members.
FIDA Cameroon, LUKMEF-Cameroon and other partners are also working within this project’s framework on the publication of bi-annual zero tolerance newsletters. We look forward to collaborating with other members of the civil society in Cameroon for the achievement of this great task.
FIDA Cameroon and its partners continues in their relentless effort to empower strengthen the Cameroonian Women and girl child towards achieving their full potentials in a society free of all forms of violence and discrimination against women.
Together we are stronger.