RUWCED Lobby for Sex Education as a subject in Schools

Sexuality, gender, pregnancy, STDs, relationship and sex all need to be discussed in schools as a means of reducing unexpected pregnancies and unsafe abortion among young girls and women in Cameroon. It is at this background that the Rural Women Center for Education and Development (RUWCED), a Non-Governmental organization in the NW region, recommends that sex education should be a whole school approach and address in school cultures, policies and procedures. To strengthen their case, RUWCED has trained stakeholders in the health sector on the importance of sex education in schools, full extend of abortion services provided by the national … Continue reading RUWCED Lobby for Sex Education as a subject in Schools

IDPs and Host communities in NW/SW face Food Insecurity

Increasing violence in the NW and SW regions of Cameroon has displaced more people, causing them and host communities to face food insecurity with disruption in agricultural activities, food prices sky rocking and worsened food security in areas where 70 percent of people rely on agriculture for their livelihoods. From June – August 2019, 1.1 million people in Cameroon were projected by FAO as people suffering from food insecurity, with 39 percent of the population living under poverty line. To improve food security, nutrition and promote SDG 2, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), has stepped … Continue reading IDPs and Host communities in NW/SW face Food Insecurity

Anglophone crisis: Mount Mary Hospital overflowing with teenage pregnancies

Health experts warn that the two English speaking regions may loss what is left of the youth population to teenage pregnancies, STDs, HIV and other related diseases if nothing is done to end the violence. The over four years armed conflict and no school, has amplified the sexual activities of these youths. From June – August 2019, 67 Gender Based Violence (GBV) survivors have been to the hospital with some pregnant. Coupled with others affected by the crisis, it is becoming problematic for the few existing health facilities to meet the reproductive health needs of the population. Mah Cecilia Kongla … Continue reading Anglophone crisis: Mount Mary Hospital overflowing with teenage pregnancies

Insecurity in NW Hits Bamenda Regional Hospital Blood Bank

An atmosphere of uncertainty looms at the Bamenda Regional Hospital as the blood bank is reported to be lacking blood due to increasing number of patients. The situation has become more complicated as the safe donor population especially youths have migrated to safe areas due to crisis leaving the blood bank in this desperate situation. Officials of the Bamenda Regional Hospital have decried that the increasing challenges is leaving the blood bank empty. In 2018, the Regional Hospital Bamenda proudly announced the emergency response management scheme, to address the growing number of emergency cases in the North West Region of … Continue reading Insecurity in NW Hits Bamenda Regional Hospital Blood Bank

Sysy House of Fame Translates experiences of girls and women in armed conflict into an artistic perspective

Sysy house of fame, a Non-governmental organization, aimed at driving the sustainable development goals by engaging communities in arts, culture and technology has become a growing voice on issues of quality education (SDG 4), gender equality (SDG 5) and peace, justice and strong institutions (SDG 16). In the Northwest region of Cameroon, Sysy house of fame, has organized shows under it’s girls in Arts project in partnership with the United Nations, Draufsicht and Yems group, to enable girls and women affected by the armed conflict, use shadow theatre to tell their stories without victimizing members of the communities. Using different … Continue reading Sysy House of Fame Translates experiences of girls and women in armed conflict into an artistic perspective