Cameroon: Western Region – Community leaders learn about human rights violations

A two-day information and awareness training seminar bringing together village heads, group leaders, leaders of religious groups and young people, organized by an NGO, International League of Women for Peace and Freedom (WILPF -Cameroun) which was held in Mbouda from December 10 to 11

The seminar, which took place in two different sessions, brought together traditional, community and religious leaders, as well as members of civil society, while the second session, which brought together leaders of youth groups, and associations of young people responsible for protecting the rights of girls, was aimed at sensitizing and mobilizing local and national opinion on the prevention of violence against women, and sexual abuse of young girls and domestic workers, and to present new methods practices and the strategy put in place by WILPF Cameroon to prevent these bad practices.

The workshop which was coordinated by the National President of WILPF, Sylvie Jacqueline Ndongmo, had as resource persons, a team of lawyers from WILPF Cameroon, legal aid clinic, led by Lawyer Tsapy Joseph Lavosier.

Addressing course participants on two different occasions, WILPF Cameroon National President Sylvie Jacqueline Ndongmo said the awareness and information workshop was being held as national and international communities commemorated Human Rights Day. of man, insinuating that his organization, accompanied by his legal and judicial clinic The team was there to sensitize and mobilize local and national opinion, on the practical assistance that victims of human rights, rape and Sexual abuse of young girls can benefit from this legal clinic. She said the first day was a platform for consultation with village and community leaders, while the second day brought together youth leaders, who received educational presentations on the danger of violence. on girls in schools, sexual abuse and the paralegal that these victims can benefit from the WILPF legal team.

Presiding over the opening ceremony, the assistant DO of the Mbouda subdivision, Ateba Jean Petit, praised the action of WILPF Cameroon, to safeguard the interests of the less privileged in society, describing the action as fixing a good character. He said raising awareness and educating young people will protect them from unfair treatment in society.

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