Beyond the kitchen

laison sylvie
Posted March 6, 2020 from Cameroon
Nkwen Women empowerment
Its time women take up responsibilities and not wait to be given. It gives me joy that women are beginning to realise their worth.

Women in be Nkwen community are gradually coming out of the norm that a woman's place is in the kitchen and gradually getting out to explore opportunities available to them. But a majority who are not educated still don't know thier role in their communities. I hosted an event that brought together over 80 women in my quater, this took place in the quater hall with the approval of the quater head, I educated the women on how they can contribute to the day velopment of their community. Most of these women do not know their rights and this has lead to much domestic violence especially intimate partner violence. Women had to speak out and share their experiences after I had shared my own story. 

    I will be having another event with similar energy on Saturday the 14th where we will hear more stories and teach the women how to make powder and hard soap. 

This story was submitted in response to World Pulse Digital Ambassadors.

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Jill Langhus
Mar 07
Mar 07

Hello Dear Sylvie,

How are you doing, dear? This is great news! Thanks for sharing your photo and update. Let us know how your next event goes:-)

Hope you're safe and well, dear, and that you have a good IWD!

laison sylvie
Mar 07
Mar 07

Thank you Jill. Am fine thank you. The women's day will be a lockdown in my region so I will spend it at home with my husband and children. Hope you enjoy yours.

Jill Langhus
Mar 08
Mar 08

You're welcome, dear. Good to hear!

I see:-( Sorry to hear, dear.

Thank you!

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Dawn Arteaga
Mar 07
Mar 07

Wow! What a gift you gave those 80 women by sharing your story! Keep up the great work!

laison sylvie
Mar 07
Mar 07

Thank you Dawn, its always a pleasure.

Metiege Noel Eve
Mar 08
Mar 08

Thanks Sylvia for sharing such a great pictural moment. More courage in your undertaking only women themselves who can change their world

Anita Shrestha
Mar 08
Mar 08

Thank you very much for sharing experiences. How are you ? now a days

JANEKALU
Mar 09
Mar 09

wow; what a wonderful opportunity you have given to this women keep it up.Am looking forward to hearing more of your work.

Jane Kalu

fidelity
Mar 10
Mar 10

wow the power of a woman, keep going sister
fidelity

Doris Ogueri
Mar 12
Mar 12

This is a great initiative. Women are breaking barriers globally and no one should be left behind. Ride on!!!

Akshaya9
Mar 22
Mar 22

Hi Laison,
Thank you for sharing this to us. Your doing great job by educating women who don't know their roles in the community. Keep up the good work dear and keep safe :-)

Take care!