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Gender-based violence: a coping strategy document under validation

by Theophile
workshop to validate the National Strategy to Fight Gender-based Violence

A workshop to validate the National Strategy to Fight Gender-based Violence and the action plan to combat female genital mutilation and its workbook is being held this June 28 at Ebolowa.

An initiative of the Ministry of woman and family empowerment. The work, which brings together for 24 hours, about thirty participants from administrations, Associations and other NGOs, is chaired by Moussa Aoudou, Secretary General of the Minproff.

During the exchanges, participants emphasize prevention and protection against all kinds of violence, but also we will talk about mobilization of resources to perform well on the field, combat actions c Against gender-based violence.

In all, 56.4% of women in Cameroon have suffered emotional and/or sexual violence. Let’s put it straight: Humanitarian situations, be they natural or human-made disasters, don’t generate, but rather exacerbate the rates of gender-based violence.

Such violation is the manifestation of the pervasive, systematic and structural discrimination girls and women face. Discriminations reveal themselves in multiple ways. This is the reason why examining the broader picture of the state of inequalities is critical.

For instance, while 39% of the national Cameroonian population lives below the poverty line, this rate rises to 51.5% for women. Of these, eight out of ten women are underemployed.

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