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UN Women advocates for more gender statistics in Cameroon

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

UN Women and the Sub-Regional Institute of Statistics and Applied Economics (ISSEA) held a training seminar on gender statistics on 16–18 February 2021 in Yaoundé for future officers of the National Statistical System. Seventy young statisticians were introduced to the process of incorporating a gender perspective into statistics processes, including collection, analysis, dissemination, and use.

Empowering vulnerable women from East Cameroon through income-generating skills amid COVID-19

Monday, February 15, 2021

From 19 to 22 January 2021, UN Women held a training session for 20 women from vulnerable communities to amplify their voices through income-generating opportunities seeking.

UN Women Cameroon Builds capacities of protection actors to prevent GBV

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Douala, December 21-24, 2020. As part of the Project: “ Prevention and response to the spread of COVID-19 among women and girls in the South-West region of Cameroon ”, UN Women and Association de Lutte Contre les Violences Faites aux Femmes  (ALVF) organized December 21-24, 2020 a training of protection actors, targeting Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) and host communities living in the Wouri Division.   This capacity building workshop, which brought together...

Empowering women and girls affected by Boko Haram conflict in Cameroon

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Yaounde, December 16 th , 2020. UN Women Cameroon, have been granted support from the Catalunya Agency of Cooperation and Development, to implement the project " Protecting and empowering women and girls affected by Boko Haram conflict in Cameroon ". An official launching ceremony was organized on December 16 th , 2020 with the presence of the representatives of the Spainish Ambassador in Cameroon, the Ministry of Women Empowerment and the Family, the Ministry of Justice, the State Secretary...

Participatory visual methods trainings in Cameroon

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Second Chance Education Project (SCE) five project sites (Ngam Refugee Camp, Minawao Refugee Camp, Mora, Mokolo and Bertoua) 16-25 November 2020 . Online learning portal through blended and independent learning opportunities is one of the two modalities through which Second Chance Education Project (SCE) is delivered to develop a global blueprint for providing women who dropped out of school with pathways into livelihoods, employment and leadership positions. SCE Online learning portal...

UN Women and UNDP support health workers in acquiring new skills on the human rights-based approach to responding to HIV and AIDS control

Monday, December 21, 2020

40 participants, 23 women and 17 men, zone chiefs, community health workers and civil society organizations took part from 08 to 10 December 2020 in the capacity building workshop on the human-based approach to service delivery in the response to HIV/AIDS, that was held at the PESSI Hotel in Bafoussam. It was organized by Cameroon youths Students Forum for Peace with the technical and financial support of UN Women and UNDP. The main objective was to improve knowledge on the set of health...

Second Chance Education and Vocational Learning Project in Cameroon

Monday, December 14, 2020

Minawao Refugee camp, Photo credit UN Women Cameroon Since 2018, UN Women’s  Second Chance Education Project Program   has been leveraging partnerships, holistic approaches and innovative technology to break current trends, and provide a comprehensive solution for marginalized young women in conflict affected areas in Cameroon. In this light, a total number of 1000 women and girls (refugees, IDPs and host population) who are school dropout were identified together with...

Official Launch of the 16 days campaign in Cameroon

Monday, December 14, 2020

Yaounde, November 25th, 2020, Hotel de ville  :  Organized by the Ministry of Women’s Empowerment and the Family in partnership with UN Women Cameroon with the support of the Federal Republic of Germany , more than 400 people, including local authorities, development partners, civil Society, organizations and young people, attended the official launch of the 14th edition of the 16 Days of Activism Against Violence on Women and Girls campaign. This campaign, which contributes...

Second Chance Education Project in Cameroon

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Second Chance Education (SCE) Project leverages partnerships, holistic approach and innovative technology to break current trends, and provide a comprehensive solution for marginalized women and young women. In this Light, SCE Project was launched in Cameroon by UN Women on 27 th of May 2019 and later proceeded with the training and provision of Kits from the 10 th of July 2019 to 1340 women and girls including 500 beneficiaries of farming activity. These beneficiaries (refugees; IDPs and host...

UN Women Cameroon supports religious leaders in the development of their action plans to respond to HIV and GBV in COVID-19 context

Sunday, August 30, 2020

From 19 to 21 August 2020 in Ebolowa, UN Women in partnership with the National AIDS Control Committee (CNLS) organized a workshop to develop the performance framework of HIV action plan on religious communities and to sensitize key religious leaders on quality messages to prevent HIV and GBV during in the context of COVID-19. The objective of this workshop was to finalize national HIV action plans of religious denominations in the context of COVID-19and to build the capacity of religious leaders in sensitization and community mobilization messages for the HIV response.

The Cameroon Inter-Ministerial Committee on Gender Statistics organized its first session of the year

Sunday, August 30, 2020

The 2020 first session of the Inter-ministerial Committee on Gender Statistics in Cameroon was organized at Hôtel Azur in Yaoundé, on July 30th 2020, to update its members on the implementation of the Making Every Woman and Girl Count Project during the year 2020. The Meeting was chaired by the Secretary General of the Ministry of Women Empowerment and Family and Co-Chaired by the Director General of the National Institute of Statistics. The Inter-ministerial Committee provides its members with strategic orientations to improve the production and use of gender statistics for a better monitoring of the Sustainable Development Goals and the National Gender Policy.

UN Women and UNDP support vulnerable women in South West and North West Regions of Cameroon

Thursday, July 16, 2020

In Bamenda, on July 16 2020, 21 participants took part in the official launch of the project: “Support for women's socio-economic activities around the value chains induced by COVID-19 in the North-West and South-West Regions of Cameroon”, initiated jointly by UN Women and UNDP, in the conference room of the Regional Research Delegation of the North-West region in Bamenda.

UN Women Cameroon supports the voter’s registration campaign and the distribution of COVID 19 prevention kits to women voters

Friday, April 17, 2020

The voter registration campaign kicked off in Yaounde and Douala in the context of the COVID 19 global health crisis, 15-16-17 April 2020. As part of the cooperation between Election Cameroon (ELECAM) and UN WOMEN Cameroon, a massive campaign to promote women registration on the electoral lists was launched on April 15th, 2020 in Yaounde and continued in Douala on 16 and 17 April 2020.

Launch of Generation Equality in Cameroon, on the occasion of the 35th edition of the celebration of International Women's Day on March 08, 2020

Sunday, March 8, 2020

The United Nations Gender Theme Group in Cameroon, coordinated by UN Women, with the collaboration of Ministry of Woman Empowerment and the Family, officially launched the Generation Equality Campaign in the occasion of the celebration of the 35th edition of International Women's Day, celebrated on 8 March, 2020.

Official Launch of the African Women Leaders Network in Cameroon

Friday, January 17, 2020

Yaoundé, 17 January 2020 : More than 150 women from various sectors, including women politicians, civil servants, entrepreneurs, civil society, women living with disabilities, rural women, young girls and women in the media gathered at the Mont Febe Hotel in Yaoundé to take part in the launch of the Cameroon branch of African Women Leaders Network AWLN.

140 GENDARMES STRENGTHEN THEIR TECHNICAL CAPACITIES ON THE PROTECTION OF WOMEN AND GIRLS IN HUMANITARIAN CONFLICT SITUATIONS

Sunday, December 1, 2019

From 21 to 23 November 2019, in Yaoundé, and from the 28 to 30 November 2019 in Bafoussam, UN Women strengthened capacities of 130 gendarmes on strategies for the protection of women and girls in humanitarian contexts. The objective of these two sessions, part of the project "Improving the protection of women and girls affected by the conflict in the south west and North West region of Cameroon", implemented with the support of the Italy Cooperation, is to provide a holistic response to the prevention and management of cases of gender-based violence in these two regions.

The 13th edition of the 16 days of activism campaign Against gender-based violence kicks off in Cameroon under the theme “Generation Equality Stands Against Rape”

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

On Tuesday, November 26, 2019, the Government of Cameroon and the UN System officially launched the 16 days of activism campaign against gender based violence with a call to all actors to pay attention to the issue of consent, identified as one of the key challenges in prevention and eradication of rape and sexual violence against women and girls. The launch event which brought together over 300 stakeholders from women associations, CSO’s, academia, government and UN Agencies was organized under the theme “Generation Equality Stands Against Rape”. The ceremony was co-chaired by Allegra Baiocchi, Resident Coordinator of the UN System in Cameroon, and ABENA Ondoa Marie-Thérèse Obama, Minister of Women empowerment and the family (MINPROFF).

Media professionals called upon to promote gender sensitive elections coverage

Friday, October 25, 2019

In the run-up of the 2020 legislative and municipal elections in Cameroon, over 40 media professionals have been called upon to promote peaceful and gender sensitive elections coverage. The call was made by Elections Cameroon (ELECAM) and the Ministry of Women Empowerment and the Family (MINPROFF) during a capacity building workshop of media professionals organized Friday, 25 October 2019 in Yaoundé. The workshop organized with the support of UN Women aimed at edifying media professionals on the electoral code and other legislations promoting gender mainstreaming in electoral processes and encourage journalists to adopt inclusive and gender sensitive reporting of elections in Cameroon.

Members of Cameroon’s National Assembly commit to promote gender mainstreaming in legislation

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

20 parliamentarians, members of the Laws commission of the National Assembly in Cameroon have committed to promote gender mainstreaming in functioning of the law commission of the National Assembly. This commitment was made during an advocacy meeting organized on Tuesday, 22 October 2019 by the Ministry of Women Empowerment and the Family (MINPROFF) and Elections Cameroon (ELECAM) with the support of UN Women in line with the government’s decision to institutionalize gender. The advocacy meeting sought to draw the attention of members of the laws commission that no law or policy is gender neutral thus highlighting the urgency to mainstream Gender in all laws in favor of promoting human rights and gender equality.

UN Women distributes economic kits to 400 young girls’ beneficiaries of the Second Chance Education Flagship Program

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

400 young girls, beneficiaries of UN women’s Second Chance Education flagship program have received over 1230 economic kits for the establishment of economic activities in four sectors; petty trading, tailoring, agriculture and livestock. The distribution which took place from the 3 to 12 of September 2019 in all five project locations (Ngam, Bertoua, Mokolo, Mora and Minawao) in the Adamawa, East and Far North Regions was in view of providing economic empowerment to the girls.

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