Why I Joined this group.

Feka
Posted July 22, 2016 from Cameroon
Gender Club in Government Bilingual High school Bafia
I teach the girls their sexual and reproductive health and rights, how to face and resolve violence at home and in schools and I also teach them their human rights.
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I am Feka Parchibell, a Cameroonian, teacher and gender activist. I had joined the World Pulse community but because I was very tech ignorant, I was very inactive and I don't use the account. I met with some friends who encouraged me to join and become active and I told them how tech ignorant I was and they all encouraged me that they also began like me. I took it as a challenge and came back with the anxiety and steam to explore, learn, share and be heard. I am now on World Pulse, ready to do great exploits. I am interested in fighting for the rights of women and the girl child as well as in the sexual and reproductive health of women and girls. Women are girls are not respected due to some traditional and cultural values. The man is almighty even in the legal system of my country. It's very normal for a man to beat up a woman and go without punishment. I have experienced this personally. I reported it to the legal department but they didn't solve the issue till date. The health of women is an eyesore as they live under very poor hygienic conditions. My mission is to see that women are respected and treated like human beings with equal rights to everything. I also want a Cameroon where women have a say on their health issues. They can decide on the number of children they want to have and they can also have proper medical attention and care. I wish to connect with as many people as possible, learn and get solutions to solve issues in my community.

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leila Kigha
Jul 23, 2016
Jul 23, 2016

Welcome Feka!

So glad to have you join us. Like many of us there is so much you will learn here. It is a continuous process, this education we talk about.  The moment we stop learning we start dying!

Looking forward to hearing more about your exploits!

Cheers!

Tamarack Verrall
Jul 25, 2016
Jul 25, 2016

Dear Feka,

It is so good to meet you here within WorldPulse and in this GBV Group. We are all here to work together toward an end to all forms of violence against and lack of freedom of women, and it is so important for us all to understand what is going on everywhere, so that we can strengthen our knowledge and link arms in support. Your determination to work toward justice in all these ways is such welcome inspiration. I hope that you will feel surrounded by all of us who believe in the justice that you are committed to in Camaroon. Your voice and news in this group are most welcome.

In Sisterhood,

Tam

Pushpa Achanta
Jul 31, 2016
Jul 31, 2016

Dear Feka,

Hello. Many women worldwide face the challenges you highlighted. But local and global networks can help them empower themselves and others.

Best wishes for your efforts.

Warmly,

Pushpa

vrclark
Aug 01, 2016
Aug 01, 2016

Fake!!  Welcome to World Pulse!!

As a 64 year old American, I not only can relate to the need for sexual and reproductive health education FOR ALL as I am a survivor of sexual and domestic abuse. However, in addition,  being 64, we older women are also some what "tech ignorant" so I understand how you feel in this regard!  We did not grow up with access to technology as the younger, American population did.  So it's wonderful that you made the choice to push past that barrier, and join World Plus!!  There is no safer way for you to join the global mission improving the lives of women and girls, while getting a foothold on using technology!! 

Your words, describing the power and control males have in your culture, the power and lack of consequence after beating women, etc. is so heart breaking. I'm sure many feel there is no hope for escape or empowerment of women and girls when men rule to this level.

However Feka, your words: My mission is to see that women are respected and treated like human beings with equal rights to everything. Is a strong, clear and passionate goal!  I cheer you on in every and all efforts you contribute towards your mission.  Empower, teach, support, stand up, SPEAK UP.... I commend your bravery.  I see your courage.  

World Plus, and your community, all of us, are blessed to have you, WELCOME!!

Tamara Kubacki
Aug 05, 2016
Aug 05, 2016

Dear Feka,

Welcome! It's nice to hear that you have a supportive group of friends who will encourage you to learn new things. Along with all of us here, you have the support to make real changes in your communities. 

You have identified a real need in Cameroon. Hygiene and safety are both tantamount to a person's health. I am interested to hear about your ideas for improving the conditions for women there. We hear you. We support you.

Sincerely,

Tamara

Feka
Aug 08, 2016
Aug 08, 2016

Thank you to all the great minds. I am very humbled You all give me the courage to do more. I need just encouragements like this to be able to fly very high.