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
Drama, music, dance, art, poetry, cuisine, fashion, multimedia, visuals and graphic designs are all areas of art and culture that has greatly caught the attention of youths in Cameroon and the North West region in particular. Youths of today are referred to as the “Android generation” because of their active participation in the android world. Reasons why the “traditional generation” often describe them as “Lazy youths”, asking them to leave social media and engage in societal development. Many say youths are not interested in politics, current affairs, religion but only complain about the lapses of the government, than to be … Continue reading #RECANNW2019: A letter from the Android Generation to our Parents
The 4th edition of the re-launch of artistic and cultural season (RECAN) has been launched in the North West region of Cameroon. While launching activities marking the cultural jamboree, Governor LeLe L’Afrique, called on private investors to invest in the cultural sector of the region so as to keep the NW culture alive. He further called on the youths to use the digital world in promoting the NW culture . Under the theme “the constant consolidation of unity, peace and harmonious living together for an emergent Cameroon” the event will run from the 8th to the 12th of October 2019. … Continue reading RECANNW2019: Re-launch of the Cultural Jamboree
Participants at the workshop Over 30 Non governmental organizations and media practitioners have been drilled on how to carry out an advocacy on cultural rights in the North West Region. This was during a 3 days workshop which ran from the 10th to the 12th of July at, ideal park hotel Bamenda. Organized by the North West farmer’s organization (NOWEFOR) in partnership with Mboscuda, the workshop falls in line with “Bridging the gap: Safeguarding peace and human rights by promoting intercultural dialogue in the North West Region”, a project sponsored by the European Union through United Purpose UK. About 80% … Continue reading Members of the North West Observatory on the Cultural Rights of Indigenous people, strengthen their Advocacy skills.
Despite the cultural diversity of the population of the NWR and the issues this poses, there is still little awareness and understanding of cultural diversity and cultural rights that has resulted in the abuse of the cultural rights of women, youth and ethnic minorities such as the Mbororo-Fulani ethnic group. Often times, this abuse is accompanied by violence which leads to the death of many. In this light, the Mbororo social and cultural development association of Cameroon (Mboscuda) in collaboration with NOWEFOR through the project “Bridging the gap; safeguarding peace and human rights by promoting intercultural dialogue in North West … Continue reading North West media actors pledge to promote intercultural dialogue in the region