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Women Empowerment: Mbororo Women in Leadership Inadequate, destruction of Livelihood in conflict, MBOSCUDA concerned

By Shey Godbless  The Women leadership of the Mbororo Social and Cultural Development Association (MBOSCUDA) has continued to express discontent with the inadequacies surrounding their presence in decision making institutions in the North West and Cameroon in general and the continuous destruction of the livelihood of Mbororos like cattle in the ongoing armed conflict in the region.  (C) FAO Speaking to in an exclusive interview, Madam Ali Ali Shatu the coordinator of the association declared that the Mbororo woman was still being marginalised by society on a daily basis on a varied number of ways. She regretted that their role is relegated only to domestic chores and taking care of the family without giving them equal opportunities like other non-Mbororo women despite the efforts they are making.  Visibly dissatisfied, Ali Ali Shatu, insinuated that there are no intentional efforts by those in authority to priorities the concerns of the Mbororos thus

UNSCR1325 at Grassroots: CAGEAD builds conflict resolution competences of Communuty Peace Ambassadors

By Bakah Derick A two day refresher workshop for Community Peace Ambassadors (CPAs) on the localisation of the United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 has ended in Bamenda. Organised by the Center for Advocacy in Gender Equality and Action for Development (CAGEAD) from April 8-9, 2022,  the workshop assembled the CPAs from Bamenda I and III being the project area to reflect on better ways of conflict resolution in their communities.  CAGEAD Community Peace Ambassadors and workshop facilitators on day one  According to the Executive Director of CAGEAD, the UNSCR1325 which aims at supporting women's participation at all levels of peace building in their communities is a global concept that needs to be broken down for local understanding and implementation.  "The first-year we just simplified the resolution in a manual and then organised a number of workshops to let them understand the resolution then help themselves to be able to talk to other women i

Africa Indigenous Women: mobilising ahead of Beijing +25, second Indigenous women conference

By Bakah Derick     Photo Credit: Maria Isabel Flota Ayala Communication officer FIMI Indigenous women from all five sub regions of Africa have ended a five day preparatory meeting in Yaoundé-Cameroon ahead of the 25 th anniversary of the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and the second Indigenous Women World conference due for 2020.