I advocate for the reportingGBV incidences

Bosongmeh Viviane Dobgima
Posted November 27, 2019 from Cameroon

I am Viviane Dobgima, a 27 years old Cameroonian who is a GBV survivor. After the passing away of my parents at a very tender age, I began the process of battling with life's challenges and above all being accepted and loved for who I am. Given that I had no one who really gave me the attention and affection I needed, I became very emotionally vulnerable. This led me endure violence of every form given that I felt indebted to whosoever showed me the least concern. It went on and on until i came in contact with a certain lady who introduced me into activism. Only then I realized how much violence I had endured ignorantly. My passion therefore, is to get empowered even more so as to empower other young girls and together we will create a world free from GBV where all perpetrators will be brought to book.

This story was submitted in response to #IStandWithHer.

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Jill Langhus
Nov 27, 2019
Nov 27, 2019

Hello Viviane,

Welcome to World Pulse:-) Thanks for sharing your vulnerable story, dear. I'm sorry you endured all this violence, but I'm glad you've turned a new leaf and that you're seeking like-minded people out as well as empowering, and hopefully loving yourself more, too?! Nonetheless, you have come to the right place. Please let us know how we can help you on your journey, and noble mission.

You may want to submit this story or another story for the current story call, "IStandWithHer?" If so, this is the link, dear: https://www.worldpulse.com/raise-your-voice/istandwithher

Looking forward to hearing more about your journey, goals, and mission.

Hope you're safe and well!

XX

Bosongmeh Viviane Dobgima
Nov 27, 2019
Nov 27, 2019

Ohh wow!
I really appreciate the offer.
Won't hesitate sharing. I feel honored

Jill Langhus
Nov 27, 2019
Nov 27, 2019

Great! Good luck, dear!

Carol Sunborn
Nov 27, 2019
Nov 27, 2019

The future is yours, Viviane. I support you following you passion and the impact you will have for other girls/ women suffering from GBV. Thank you with all my heart.

Bosongmeh Viviane Dobgima
Nov 27, 2019
Nov 27, 2019

You're most welcome!
I dream of a world where incidences must be reported.
This is because, our African culture goes a long way to promote such acts all in the name of preserving family dignity

chimdirimebere
Nov 28, 2019
Nov 28, 2019

Hello Viviane,
Welcome to the Platform where we speak out so that the world will hear us and know the suffering going on with women. Thanks for sharing your story.

Harriet Chimdirimebere

Anita Shrestha
Nov 28, 2019
Nov 28, 2019

Dear Sis
Thank you very mcuh

Wusufor
Nov 28, 2019
Nov 28, 2019

Hi Vivianne,
A warm welcome to WP and congratulations on your first story shared. I hope you are doing well and that you liking our platform. I can't agree with you less. It must be reported and action must be taken against perpetrators.
Warm regards

Bosongmeh Viviane Dobgima
Nov 29, 2019
Nov 29, 2019

Thanks for the encouragement...
You know sometimes people stay quiet cuz of the fear of rejected and stigmatized. More encouragement like this will push people speaking out

Wusufor
Nov 30, 2019
Nov 30, 2019

Wow :-) am humbled.
Thanks and have a great weekend.
Regards

lizzymark
Nov 29, 2019
Nov 29, 2019

Sorry for the pain you endured but thankful who had someone who helped you discover your voice. Keep preaching it no silence until every girl is known and heard.

Bosongmeh Viviane Dobgima
Nov 29, 2019
Nov 29, 2019

Thanks my dear sister

Karen QuiƱones-Axalan
Dec 01, 2019
Dec 01, 2019

Hello, dear Vivian,

Welcome to World Pulse! What a joy that another voice from Cameroon is rising up.

Thank you for introducing yourself to us. We are happy you are here. This resonates with me "Only then I realized how much violence I had endured ignorantly. " It's only when someone opens our eyes that we discover we are in an abusive environment. I'm so glad you were able to break free. I'm curious how did you know about World Pulse. Is the woman who taught you activism here?

Please continue writing! I'm looking forward to reading more from you! Have a great day!

Tarke Edith
Dec 02, 2019
Dec 02, 2019

Hello Vivian
I agreed with you dear
All perpetrators will really be brought to book.
When we raise our voives together as one person .all this social ills againts women shall come to pass one day.
Thank your very much for sharing .
Have a nice week

Usha K.C.
Dec 19, 2019
Dec 19, 2019

Hi dear,
warm welcome in this amazing WP platform.
You are now strongest person dear. Don't loss your hope. thank you so much for sharing your personal story.
keep speaking, keep rising
with love