• Posted on: 17 March 2022

Parents of Indigenous Girls Leaders are determined to denounce cases of violence against women and girls within their community and to support the education of the girls. A remark made during a consultation meeting organized by FFAC on March 7, 2022 in Yaounde in line with International Women’s Day, IWD 2022 Under the Theme “The Impact of Gender Based violence on Indigenous Women and Girls “.

The meeting was presided over by the Director of Centre for the Promotion of Women and the Family, CPFF Yaounde I in the presence of other representatives of feminist organizations. According to the Executive Director the aim of this meeting was to bring together the parents of Girls Leaders in line with one of its project on Leadership program to educate them on how to fight GBV in their communities.

The meeting was a two-way communication as the parents and facilitators shared ideas on how to fight against Gender Based Violence, method of approaching cases of Violence and the best way to prevent Gender Based Violence.  During this meeting, legal instruments protecting the rights of women and girls were enumerated and also they elaborated a plan of action to follow up the education of the girls.

The parents of the girl leaders expressed the challenges they face including lack of means to support their education, poor communication with the girls and cultural aspects.

Some recommendations were elaborated such the need for financial, material and moral support, communication with the girls and to revisits some of the cultural aspect causing these challenges. Most of the parents of the indigenous girl leaders have benefited from Income Generating Activities from FFAC and own small businesses like provision stores and tailoring workshops.

Therefore, FFAC uses this occasion also to train them on the fabrication of liquid soap and detergents to improve upon their livelihood and also train other Mbororo women on how to produce these items to better their lives.

This activity was carried out thank to the support from Equality Fund.