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Advancing adolescents access to SRH services

In commemoration of World AIDs Day 2018 under the theme: “Know Your Status”, Women for a Change organised a free and voluntary HIV testing and counseling to some 120 students and staff of Lycée Bilingue de Bojongo, Douala. The counseling and screening were aimed at providing adequate and appropriate information and education on the prevalence and transmission of HIV/AIDS to students […]

Being girl or boy – college student interrogate gender norms

In a group exercise in one of Wfac’s gender, Society and health education (gShe) programme with students at Master Bilingual College (MBC) , some thirty 11 and 13-year old students were tasked to create a gender word webs, reflecting on their own understanding of gender and construction as well as the type of words they often hear people in their communities, families, […]

In her own words. Voice. Writing: 14-year-olds explain comprehensive sexuality education

In a class discussion early this week with WfacgShe facilitators on gender, sexual and health education (gShe), over 100 adolescents were asked to explain their understanding on the subject comprehensive sexuality education (CSE). Since often people speak for adolescents and seldom do they speak for themselves or do the “Others” take a moment to listen and understand what young people, […]

43 years of Compulsive Sexism in Cameroon

“Africa in miniature” is the historical term often used to refer to Cameroon in high schools and other arenas. It is a term that adopts the culture of characterizing Cameroon as having a little bit of everything we find anywhere on the African continent, be it in terms of culture, economy, and resources. But what is in Cameroon that we will […]

Let’s talk SexEd in Cameroon

The question is: what is particular about this textbook? Well, apparently module four of the reader (for those who didn’t follow the conversation) talks about sexual and reproductive health. And as you know, we live in a society whereby discussions related to SEXUALITY is often attacked or faced with strong resistance from the public. Which is why the textbook, according […]

African Ministers agreed on a Common Position at the AADPD5 Review Process in Accra, Ghana: Translating women’s voice and stories as Data and indicators for change

“We must meaningfully invest in developing and owning our data…produce data that transforms lives, informs and shape policies as well as developmental programs across the continent” — a view expressed by most African ministers at the AADPD5 Review process. As a feminist civil society participant, I could not agree less with the African ministers. For our lives and realities as […]

Advocacy is not just about being present in meetings

Last week,  September 4, 2018,  Wfac gShe facilitator Ms. Donkeng Vanessa participated at a national strategy meeting and working session on youth participation and inputs in the development of the National Strategic Plan to fight against AIDS 2018 – 2022.  Organized by the Ministry of Health (MINSANTE) through the National Aids Control Committee (CNLS), in collaboration with UNAIDS.  Also present […]

Standing with Internally displaced women and girls from South west and North west regions of Cameroon

As violence continues to consume the regions of north-west and south-west, young people, women and girls are forced to flee and be displaced from their homes, communities, and cities to a much more presumedly safer communities. The crisis which began in 2016 has over the years, according to records from the United Nations, witnessed over 200000 persons internally displaced and […]

Mobility of Youth Workers: Wfac at the Ghana Permaculture Institute

June 10 – 20, 2018, Wfac Volunteer Manager and CSE Facilitator, Ndabombi Emmanuel and Armstrong Bobvala represented Women for a Change, at the second Phase of the 22-month partnership project on Sustainable Foundations for Sustainable Partnerships in Techiman, Ghana. Drawing from the “Kick-off” meeting which took place in Germany in May 2018, this project has eight partners from Germany, Malawi, […]