Founder of Wfac Cameroon at GIMAC and AU 8th Gender Pre-Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Established in 2009, Women for a Change Cameroon (WFAC) is a feminist advocacy and awareness-raising organisation working with and for women and girls sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), leadership and development.
What We Do
Wfac has 4 key focus areas, which seeks to;
– Address Gender Based Violence (GBV), particularly sexual Violence against Women and girls (sVAWg);
– Promote Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) in and out of schools,
– Advocate for young people’s sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR),
– Work to empower and build young women and girls leadership and development.
These focus areas are anchored to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as other International, regional and national human rights instruments such as the CEDAW, Maputo Protocol, ICPD PoA, including the Demographic Dividend.
Wfac’s work is grounded within feminist principles of equality opportunities and justice for all, and the respect of the autonomy of women’s bodily integrity.
At Wfac, we believes that by addressing Gender Based Violence on Women and Girls through advocacy, public campaigns, awareness raising and capacity building programs, we connect, support and empower women to claim their SRHR, building their personal leadership, as well as self confidence and also being able to find the voice to speak out on VAWg.
Wfac played a significant role in the action2015 campaign, in popularising and mobilising public participation, particularly engaging youth and women in the post2015 process – both at national, regional and global levels. As part of this campaign, Wfac organized a march, a rally, an Intergenerational dialogue, and a concert, conducted interviews and designed an animation video
Wfac has trained over 250 young men and women as agents for ‘No Violence on Women’, mobilised over 100 boys as female condoms peer educators.
In 2012, it gained the support of University of Buea (UB) authorities to establish an independent sexual harassment body to investigate cases of sexual violence on campus, and develop strategies to prevent further occurrences.
In 2013, Wfac initiated and led mobilisation campaign condemning police street harassment and abuse on women and girls. The organisation was registered in 2013.
In 2015, Wfac organised one of the largest National Intergenerational post 2015 dialogue bringing together around a 100 youth leaders, including five government officials and international organisations, to discuss on the future we want for Cameroon and the world by 2030
Wfac continues to demonstrate credibility, integrity, competence and huge commitment in advancing and pushing for the prioritisation of women and girls issues in national laws, including regional and global policies.
Registration: October 28, 2013 No. 1260/G37/C84/VOL II/SAAJP