Marie Abanga

Joined Oct 2018
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About Me

I was born on a certain Thursday the 18th of January 1979 and I was later told that my father who had been hoping to have a Son this time around (since their first child was a girl), just resolved to treat me like one. I was the kind you will call a ‘jolly’ kid and have grown up to a be a Merry Marie. My alias or nickname “Ayo” is kind of an exclamation like ‘Oh my God’. The Douala people use it in their dialect to dramatize or exclaim, it means 'Soft' in my dialect, and "Joy" in a Nigerian dialect.

I am founder of Hope for the Abused and Battered Cameroon. I am a survivor of Domestic abuse in several forms but I refuse to wallow in any pity. We offer, psychological, legal and holistic counselling.
I have been diagnosed with PTSD and RA but those don’t define me – hence I stigmatize stigma by sharing the good, the shaggy and the looney about my thrilling life. I wish to one day open a center called 'The Love Zone'. One where only love and empathy reign, no abuse or stigma.

My Vision

My vision is being able to fulfill my purpose on earth, to inspire and motivate people from all walks of life with my personal experiences.

Needs

Mentorship for my association Hope for the Abused and Battered. There is so much abuse and battery going on and mental health is threatened.

Abilities

I am a tale of talents for real lol. A passionate lady, mother and coach, lover of books, nature and my fellow human beings in all serenity.

Interests

Economic PowerEducation EqualityEmpowering GirlsEngaging Men and Boys in Gender EqualityGender-based ViolenceHuman Rights for WomenWomen in LeadershipWomen's Health

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Marie Abanga commented on I attempted suicide and 11 years later I live productively with PTSD Sep 20 Marie Abanga commented on Meeting my Mentor Megha and finding a special sister Sep 20 Marie Abanga commented on HOPELESS ... HOPEFUL Sep 20 Marie Abanga commented on My encounter with cyber stalker Sep 20 Marie Abanga commented on The Mentee-Mentor Effect Sep 20 Marie Abanga loved My encounter with cyber stalker Sep 20 Marie Abanga loved The Mentee-Mentor Effect Sep 20 Marie Abanga commented on Working Together to Prevent Suicide: Am a survivor Sep 11 Marie Abanga loved Belonging- A journey that begins Alone Sep 08 Marie Abanga loved |On Validation| Sep 08 Marie Abanga loved "You don't truly love someone until you love their fate, too." - Bert Hellinger Sep 08 Marie Abanga commented on Thank You to the UN Women Sep 08 Marie Abanga loved Thank You to the UN Women Sep 08 Marie Abanga commented on "Mental State Effect of Menstrual Health": Let's talk about it Sep 07 Marie Abanga loved Was it our fault that we were born a girl in Afghanistan? Sep 07 Marie Abanga commented on I am the Child, I am the Mother Sep 07 Marie Abanga loved I am the Child, I am the Mother Sep 07 Marie Abanga commented on Little Soul's Song Sep 06 Marie Abanga loved Little Soul's Song Sep 06 Marie Abanga loved Women and Resistance : Learning from our African Heroines Sep 06 Marie Abanga commented on Meeting a darling World Pulse sister 5 months after the Covid-19 pandemic measures were enforced Sep 06 Marie Abanga loved Women on T.E.C.H (Teach. Empowers. Changemaker. Hope.) Sep 06 Marie Abanga loved Announcing the #SheTransformsTech Featured Changemakers Sep 06 Marie Abanga loved Keturah Shammah named World Pulse Featured Changemaker for #SheTransformTech cohort Sep 06 Marie Abanga loved Navigating Trauma Aug 26 Marie Abanga loved Gaining traction Aug 26 Marie Abanga loved Send Stories to be Heard at Beijing +25. Aug 26 Marie Abanga loved Farewell, Vweta! You Live On Aug 24 Marie Abanga loved Undoing restrictions : A short documentary Aug 24 Marie Abanga commented on My little Light: Am gonna let it shine all the way Aug 24 Marie Abanga commented on Women and Mental Health: Awareness and proactiveness is Key Aug 24 Marie Abanga commented on Farewell, Vweta! You Live On Aug 21 Marie Abanga loved In Memory of Vweta: We will not forget your name Aug 20 Marie Abanga loved She the Pwr - Talking Circles Aug 18 Marie Abanga commented on Covid-19 & Domestic Abuse effect on our mental health Aug 18 Marie Abanga commented on BE THE BEST YOU CAN BE ........ Aug 15 Marie Abanga commented on Let's talk about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Aug 15 Marie Abanga commented on Resources For Women Dealing With or Healing From Unhealthy or Abusive Relationships Aug 12 Marie Abanga commented on Mental Health in the Cameroonian community with Psychotherapist Marie Abanga Aug 12 Marie Abanga commented on Serving as an MC on today's Thriving Thursday was the appex for me Aug 08