• Posted on: 20 March 2020

Despite their crucial roles in the rural economy, indigenous women face inequalities and challenges that hinder their access to decent work opportunities and improvements to their productivity. Women’s presence in workers’ and employers’ organizations remains low, leading to a lack of voice and representation in policy-making and program development. Other challenges that women face in the rural economy include lack of information on job availability, as well as opportunities for trainings and education, limited access to property, land and financial and non-financial services. Much of this is linked to gender-based inequality and discrimination. Social norms on the role of women in the family and preconceived ideas of what is “appropriate” work for women are among factors perpetuating sectoral and occupational segregation between women and men and further reinforcing inequality.


  • FFAC develops capacity-building workshops and prepares micro projects to carry out income generating activities in order for women to gain economic autonomy. This helps them to support for the up keeping of the family and also contribute their girl child education. Most of them are becoming less dependent from their husbands. So far 98 women have benefited.
  • FFAC invested in 31 indigenous women and girls on the 23/04/2020 in Bamenda 1 and 3 Sub-division in the North West Region Cameroon. These indigenous women and girls were empowered economicaly  with articles to begin petty businesses to render them financially independent, zero hunger and push back against GBV. Some of these businesses  businesses were to open provision stores, tailoring workshop equipped with tailoring machines was handed to some of the women. 
  •  In Santa Sub-division the 25th of April 2020 FFAC offered economic empowerment kits to start up their businesses. This ranges from provision stores, Restaurants, call boxs, Sewing machines . Hand sanitizers and  face masks were also distributed against the Covid-19.
  • FFAC together with AMPLIFY CHANGE  reached out not only to indigenous women but also to other women and girls in Cameroon who are victims of GBV by supporting their rehabilitation economically and socially on the 6th of June 2020 in Yaounde 1  and 2.
  • Women and young Girls in Didago,  Koutaba Subdivision ,West Region of Cameroon  received Income Generating kits from  FFAC in partnership with AMPLIFY CHANGE which were made up of food stocks and tailoring machines as well as Covid-19 preventive kits such as sanitizers and soaps on June 12th 2020. This activity was presided by the Head of Social Action Post in charge of Indigenous peoples in Didago.
  • Women in Yaounde 1 Subdivision received an equipped tailoring workshop from FFAC and AMPLIFY CHANGE as a means to render them economic reliable and autonomous and thus fight against GBV. The handing over was presided by the FFAC Executive and the MINPROFF Delegate for Yaounde1 on June 24th 2020 at Tongolo