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  • From where I stand: “I lived in terror every day”
    Jul 8, 2019

    Bage Jidda spent three years as a hostage of Boko Haram. Inspite of all her suffering, today she is the sole provider for her family, in Mora, the Far North Region of Cameroon. She embodies resilience, her optimism is infectious. Empowering women like Jidda is at the heart of building resilience among communities torn apart by the Boko Haram crisis.

  • Jul 5, 2019

    I am concerned over the challenges being faced by humanitarian actors in the delivery of assistance. In this context, I welcome the humanitarian dialogue held on July, 4th with the Prime Minister, representatives of the Government of Cameroon, Diplomatic Heads of Missions and humanitarian actors in relation to the humanitarian situation in the North West and South West regions and the engagement demonstrated in ensuring that humanitarian assistance is supported and reaches the people in need.

  • Jun 11, 2019

    The Minister of Youth Affairs and Civic Education Mounouna Foutsou and the Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Cameroon, Jean-Luc Stalon have officially launched the national consultation for the elaboration of the “Youth Connekt Cameroon” roadmap with youth from the Littoral and South West regions.

  • Women in peace building processes in Cameroon
    May 7, 2019

    UN Women in collaboration with UNOCA, the African Women Leadership Network and the African Union, facilitated a four-day working visit of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Leymah Gbowee and Marie-Madeleine Kalala, a former member of the African Union Panel of the Wise, to Cameroon from the 14 to 17 April 2019.

  • Cameroon Government hosts Side Event on CSW63
    Apr 10, 2019

    On March 14th, 2019 the Government of Cameroon organized a Side Event under the theme "Partnership for the empowerment of women in rural areas: Promoting the empowerment of women living in rural areas in Cameroon through access to sustainable infrastructure " in New York.

  • UN Women partner Aissa Doumara of ALVF Maroua awarded inaugural Simone Veil price of the Republic of France
    Apr 1, 2019

    On March 08, 2019, UN Women Humanitarian partner Ms. Aissa Doumara Ngatansou co-founder and coordinator of the Maroua chapter of the Association for the Elimination of Violence against Women (ALVF) was awarded the first Simone Viel price by Emmanuel MACRON, President of the Republic of France, for her contribution to end gender based violence and promote gender equality in the far north region of Cameroon.

  • Over 35 Officials from CEMAC trained on gender sensitive budgeting and planning
    Mar 22, 2019

    From the 11th till the 15th of March 2019, 38 senior officials from the ministries of finance and women empowerment from all the states members of AFRITAC centre, were trained gender sensitive budgeting during the 8th edition of Budget ‘senior Officials’ Forum organized by the regional Technical Assistance Center of the International Monetary Fund for Central Africa (AFRITAC Centre) in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, on the theme: “Gender responsive budgeting: Reducing Gender Inequalities to accelerate development”.

  • UN Women and MINPROFF unveiled the manual and national action plan to support effective women participation in politics and decision making in Cameroon.
    Feb 4, 2019

    These two tools aims to strengthen the capacities of women and actors for better participation of in politics and foster female leadership as candidates in elected positions and decision-making bodies

  • From Migrants To Activists: Returned Migrants Advocate For Legal Migration
    Jan 8, 2019

    The EU-IOM is a joint initiative for migrant protection and reintegration which facilitates orderly, safe, regular and responsible migration management through the development of rights-based and development-focused policies and processes on protection and sustainable reintegration.

  • The Islamic Development Bank support maternal neonatal and child health in Cameroon
    Oct 30, 2018

    This Thursday 25 October 2018, the ceremony to launch two main health Projects ‘’ The Support Maternal Neonatal and Child Health (PASMNIA)’’ and ‘’the Project to strengthen National system for blood transfusion’’ funded by IDB was presided over by Cameroon’s Public Health Minister, André MAMA FOUDA in Yaoundé.