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Africa Achievers Award 2023: Christelle Bay Nfor honored in London UK for empowering women, girls

By Ngenwie Azeh S. Celebrated Social worker and women’s rights activist Christelle Bay Nfor has been honored in London- United Kingdom with an award for her work in women empowerment. The Award trophy and certificate were handed to the honoree on Friday 14 July 2023 during a high profile event in the Palace of Westminster, House of Lords, London UK following the recommendation of the Advisory Board and under Authorization granted by the Board of Trustees of the African Achievers Award.   Christelle Bay Chongwain Nfor displaying her trophy and certificate at the event  Accepting her award and honor, Christelle Bay Nfor, founder and Executive Director of the multiple award winning not-for-profit non-governmental organization, Hope for the Needy Association (HOFNA) Cameroon shared her journey and life story dedicating the award to men who work at every level to end Gender-based violence and others.  “I am dedicating this nomination to the men around the world who are partners

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: More Government structures, CSOs subscribe to CAGEAD’s Localisation Model

By Bakah Derick  Government Structures and Civil Society organisations (CSOs) have continued to express their readiness to accompany the Center for Advocacy in Gender Equality and Action for Development (CAGEAD) in the localisation of the United National Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR1325) relating to the involvement of women in the peace building process. Both old and new institutions committed to the CAGEAD localisation model during a one-day capacity building in Bamenda on Wednesday 6 July 2022.  CAGEAD Executive Director Andiensa Clotilda introducing Women, peace and conflict  Talking to , the Executive Director of CAGEAD explained that bringing together women led civil society organisations and government officials was to let them have their own share of knowledge on the UNSCR1325 so as to facilitate the involvement of women in peace building processes.  “We brought especially the local government authorities because they are the ones who