WOMEN IN CONFLICT STANDING STRONG

Ngwa Damaris
Posted January 7, 2019 from Cameroon
Celebrating Women’s March 3rd anniversary on the 29th January 2019
Celebrating Women’s March 3rd anniversary on the 29th January 2019 (1/3)

It is said “When broken hearted people agree, there is a change “ We the women of the North West Region of Cameroon who are currently being affected by conflict joined in celebrating the Women’s March 3rd anniversary.We had 3 main topics of discussion:            1.) Educating women on the various forms of Gender Based violence (presented by FONKEM EVELYN).     2.) How Women should care for themselves both physically and mentally in these crisis affected zones so that they stay safe  (presented by NGWA DAMARIS NGUM).            2.) How Women contribute in advocating for peace,Case Study; Cameroon ( presented by Mr AMANCHO JOEL).          In summary , the essence of our March was to discuss our challenges so that we put our heads together and find lasting solutions to our problems.  Evelyn Fonkem educated the women on safe platforms to talk about their          M   Challenges M     Like World Pulse, Sister Speaks Cameroon etc MHere is a summary of our anniversary celebration:https://medium.com/womens-march-global/in-conversation-with-womens-march...

This story was submitted in response to A World Free of Violence.

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Corine Milano
Jan 07, 2019
Jan 07, 2019

BEAUTIFUL! Indeed, peace is possible if we are all at the table. I am so glad you have posted this and I am grateful for all your work and your powerful voice. Thanks for sharing!

Ngwa Damaris
Jan 07, 2019
Jan 07, 2019

Thanks my dear sister. It has not been an easy task but I am pushing forward

Jill Langhus
Jan 08, 2019
Jan 08, 2019

Hi Damaris,

Thanks for sharing your lovely video. I love the sparkles and snowflakes:-)

Good luck with your video submission!

Hope you're having a good day!

Ngwa Damaris
Jan 10, 2019
Jan 10, 2019

Thanks Jill... I am doing what I consider a passion:-)

Jill Langhus
Jan 10, 2019
Jan 10, 2019

You're welcome. That's great to hear! Life is definitely more fulfilling when we're doing work and things we're passionate about:-)

Tamarack Verrall
Jan 08, 2019
Jan 08, 2019

Dear Ngwa,
You are simply spectacular. We are all closer to a peaceful world thanks to the work you are doing. This is the work that is needed. I love that you will fight to be at the table. It is voices like yours that have been missing.

In sisterhood,
Tam

Ngwa Damaris
Jan 10, 2019
Jan 10, 2019

:-) We will no longer be quiet

Sophie Ngassa
Feb 03, 2019
Feb 03, 2019

Dear Damaris, congrats for the event. When women stand up together the impact is tremendous.
Peace is still very possible. Thanks for sharing your inspiring video too.

Nabila Abbas
Sep 20, 2019
Sep 20, 2019

Beautiful :)

Kabahenda
Oct 24, 2019
Oct 24, 2019

My dear sister Ngwa Damaris,

Yes, two heads are better than one, and when women have a common goal, they can move mountains.

I am hopeful that your brainstorming can will lead you to find a solution to the challenges that you face.

I would encourage you to be incluse, talk to the clergy, to the community leaders to women in positions of authority. Ending violence against women is a concerted effort and I know that some men in the community who sympathise with the flight of women as fathers, oncles, brothers, and grand-parents. There can never be peace in community when the majority of its members, including women and girls are living under oppression.
All the best to you and your sisters in the struggle in Cameroon.