Improvement On The Conditions Of Women Is Key At Desperate Moments

Azah Jackline Chey Epse Abai
Posted March 29, 2019 from Cameroon
Bridgers Association Cameroon Donates Toiletries to Internally Displaced Women In Yaounde Cameroon 8th March 2019
8th March 2019 Bridgers Association Cameroon Commemorates with Internally Displaced Women In Yaounde Cameroon

         Its a pitiful situation in my country Cameroon and I can't bare the crunchy noise from women grinding their teeth any more. The Anglophone crisis in my country has forced out men; women and children to flee out of their homes within the Anglophone Regions to other Regions of the country to take up new settlements for safety. Fleeing for safety is what they thought was best at the moment, but have they met safety at last? The situation they have met is not rosy but porous rather: children and women being most vulnerable, its with bitter tears and a broken heart that I separated with them on this special day. Being Internally Displaced ourselves, my Organization Bridgers Association Cameroon went to commemorate the 2019 International Women's Day with Internally Displaced Women in Yaounde Cameroon on march 8. The stories we gathered were not funny, can you imagine that a lame woman who flee from the crisis in an Anglophone Region arrived Yaounde with her four kids and had no place to call home, she was "rescued" by a "good man" who took her and her kids to stay in his house. Instead of being the good Samaritan that he claimed to be, he rather kept harassing this lady sexually and got her pregnant. Unfortunately the pregnancy tend out to be ectopic, the author of the pregnancy refused to take this lady to the hospital and so she had to cry out for help to the general public, till date her health is yet to be balance. She and many other women and children are in same dilemma and are in need of daily bread; health care and shelter. My Organization Bridgers Association Cameroon having a mission of empowering women to attain equality things at this moment that in this circumstances Internally Displaced Women in Cameroon need socio - economic empowerment. On the 8th of March this year we donated toiletries to some of them but we thing that we need to go beyond that by making them viable economically to take care of their basic needs in a more sustainable manner. Internally Displaced Women In Cameroon need Economic Empowerment, that is the only solution to better their condition. 

As such My World Pulse Sisters I have come to you because I belief you can be of help in any way. Please support my Organization to save Internally Displaced Women in Cameroon from Gender Based Violence by making them economically viable.

"Advancement - Improvement in Condition is the Order of Things In A Sociaty Of Equals".... Abraham Lincoln

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Contact:  info@bridgersngo.org

 

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Jill Langhus
Mar 29
Mar 29

Hi Jackie,

Thanks for sharing your sad story about the current situation in Cameroon. I so wish it would improve. It's very noble that you are helping these women during these difficult times. I hope the situation will improve soon. Good luck with your fundraiser.

I hope you have a good, and safe day.

Thank you Jill for your encouragement as ever, you have a great day as well.

Jill Langhus
Mar 29
Mar 29

You're welcome, dear:-) Thank you!

Beth Lacey
Mar 30
Mar 30

I wish you good luck with your organization

Thank you so much sister.

Tamarack Verrall
Apr 25
Apr 25

Hi Jackie,
Thank you for the update on the ongoing turmoil you and your community are going through in Cameroon. It is so good to know about the work that you are accomplishing through your organization Bridgers, as well. I hope that collectively here through our connections in World Pulse we can create some international pressure on your Government to bring peace. I am trying to bring awareness to the Canadian Government and news reporters here.
In sisterhood,
Tam

Hello there Ma'am Tam am so happy that some of you out there are taking measures to help out with our situation in Cameroon we hope to see peace been restored to our country again through your contributed efforts.

Lisbeth
May 06
May 06

How are you doing? Its sad with such issues all the time. My prayers are with you. I hope you are safe with your family?

Mikaela Kate
Jun 13
Jun 13

Hello Jackline,
I will continue to follow your efforts. i know that you are making a big difference for the women who have been displaced. How painful, to be far from home and with no support. Together we make a difference.
Love, Mikaela kate