CCMN: NW Journalists set to promote Sustainable development

Almost four years after the Anglophone crisis started in the NW/SW regions of Cameroon, the population is still anxious and on edge as they go about their daily lives. Community development now sounds like a dream as social facilities have been destroyed, agricultural activities disrupted and the health sector drained. Aim at promoting peace and community development, Cameroon Community Media Network (CCMN) provides a safe space for journalists to create platforms with special focus on the effects of the crisis on communities, so actors involved in the crisis can seek long lasting solutions. To achieve this, CCMN under the “peace … Continue reading CCMN: NW Journalists set to promote Sustainable development

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

Girls aged 15-24 are more vulnerable to HIV than boys in the same age group

The HIV prevalence in the North West region has dropped from 6.3% in the age group 15 to 49 years in 2011 to 4.3% in the age group in 2018 and to 4% in 2019. This was revealed by the Secretary General at the Governor’s office Lanyuy Harry Ngwanyi on behalf of Governor Aldoph Lele L’Afrique, at the launch of the 2019 Holidays Free of HIV/AIDS, on the 23th of August 2019, at the North West Regional Fund for Health, Bamenda. He further revealed that there is little or no improvement of the HIV prevalence rate in adolescents and young … Continue reading Girls aged 15-24 are more vulnerable to HIV than boys in the same age group

Journalists schooled on humanitarian crisis and response

Over 50 journalists from the Cameroon Community Media Network drawn from the NW, SW and Littoral regions have been drilled on humanitarian crisis/response, conflict sensitive reporting and data journalism. This was during a two days’ workshop organized by the PCC Journalism and Conflict Transformation Project, which took place in Bafoussam from the 19th to the 20th of August 2019. Aimed at equipping journalists with the skills they need to carry out their role in crisis reporting, the workshop provided participants the opportunity to evaluate the humanitarian response system in Cameroon which comes at the backdrop of the socio-political crisis rocking … Continue reading Journalists schooled on humanitarian crisis and response

Anglophone Crisis: Youths as “ambassadors of peace”.

Over 30 youths have been drilled on the importance of peace in the society and the role they can play in advocating for peace and conflict resolution. This was during a workshop that took place at the Bamenda Regional hospital multipurpose hall, organized by Pedmia Shatu Tita, a journalist and peace advocate on Friday August 9 2019 under the theme “youths facilitating the peace process in Cameroon”. The training session which lasted about 6 hours focused on youths’ participation in peace building especially in Cameroon and conflict transformation. According to Rosaline Obah, a facilitator and peace advocate, conflict transformation means transforming … Continue reading Anglophone Crisis: Youths as “ambassadors of peace”.