City of Hope Women’s Centre Project, Presented by CAEPA Cameroon
For the past three years, Cameroon has been engulfed in a brutal conflict known as the “Anglophone Crisis”. A peaceful strike, which was begun by teachers and lawyers, quickly turned into a revolt against the marginalisation of the English-speaking regions of the country. The government’s response included intimidation, arrests, jail, and torture, which has now become the norm. As a result, there has been a dramatic increase in gender-based violence against women that has had a devastating impact on individuals and communities. Based on a survey conducted by CAEPA, 100% of the 320 women had been victims of violence including beatings, coercion, early and forced marriage, forced harmful practices, public shaming and humiliation, intimate partner violence, murder, prostitution, rape, social isolation, severe verbal abuse, sexual harassment, spousal abuse and trafficking.
The City of Hope Women’s Centre will be a safe place providing solace and shelter for Cameroonian women and girls who have experienced a multitude of traumas resulting from the conflict. https://www.gofundme.com/f/2j9h4?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_lin...