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Cameroon: MINPROFF Condemns Violence on Women, girls in Crisis-hit NW, SW Regions, Calls for a Stop
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Posted on September 3, 2020, 1:10 pm
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The Women Empowerment sector together with women from across Cameroon turned out on September 1st, 2020 to condemn violent acts perpetrated on women and girls in the crisis-hit North West and South West Regions of Cameroon.

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The ceremony held in the Political Capital, Yaounde at the city Hall under and was presided over by the Minister of Women’s Empowerment, Professor Marie Thérèse Abéna Ondoua and officials of her sector.

 They raised their voices in advocacy against all forms of violence including the murder of women and girls in these regions, urging for an end to hostilities in these zones and the respect of their rights.

MINPROFF Minister Prof. Ondoua regretted the fact that women have been the main victims of the atrocities in these areas with some forced to flee their homes alongside their families.

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She therefore urged women to remain mobilized and give in their best for the protection of lives and preservation of peace within the national territory.

Given that some of the women were also internally displaced, in one voice, they cried out for an end to atrocities, expressing hopes of a soon return to normalcy so that they can equally go back to their respective homes.

“I have been living in Yaounde with my children for close to three years now after several threats on my life by armed men,” one of the women present at event said.

“I have lost my uncles, aunties and grandparents. I expect the government and separatist fighters to stop the war so that we can go back to our homes. I just want to go back to the house and take care of myself and kids,” Ngoran Anita, Internally Displaced Woman from North West Region.

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Meanwhile, Mme, Cordelia Ngane Dibo Maigairi, Focal point, Meme Women in Yaounde said they “want the government to take dialogue to the people in the grassroots because they are the people who are suffering. All we need is security for the natives.”

Members of Parliament like the First Vice President Hon. Mojowa Lifaka also showed up for the event. She promised firmness in shunning barbaric acts in these regions, urging that action must be taken by all to protect women so as to avoid a repeat of grave acts such as the “brutal killing of Florence Ayafor in Bamenda or that of Comfort Timassan in Muyuka.”

“We as the mothers of this nation say no to any form of violence. We say no to the killings, we say no to school boycott, we say no to our children wasting their valuable lives in the bushes. We say yes to peace, progress and unity,” Honorable Emilia Lifaka Monjoa, Vice President of the National Assembly opined.

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So far, there is continues violence ongoing in these regions with the population battling for survival amidst daily gunshots. Many lives remain at stake if nothing is done to bring an end to the armed conflict.

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