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.