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 EqualityGender-based ViolenceEmpowering GirlsWomen's HealthHuman Rights for WomenWomen in LeadershipEngaging Men and Boys in Gender Equality

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Marie Abanga commented on Singing no woman no cry to myself Jul 25 Marie Abanga commented on God also deserves the Best ones Jul 24 Marie Abanga loved God also deserves the Best ones Jul 22 Marie Abanga commented on RAPE IN RELATIONSHIPS Jul 22 Marie Abanga loved RAPE IN RELATIONSHIPS Jul 22 Marie Abanga commented on Wanton Life Jul 22 Marie Abanga commented on You destroyed his future then killed him to acquire his wealth Jul 20 Marie Abanga loved You destroyed his future then killed him to acquire his wealth Jul 20 Marie Abanga loved Her Hygiene & Her Campaign Jul 20 Marie Abanga commented on From the Ashes I have Risen - Journey to self discovery Jul 19 Marie Abanga loved From the Ashes I have Risen - Journey to self discovery Jul 19 Marie Abanga commented on I am going back to school this time as a commonwealth scholar hurray Jul 17 Marie Abanga commented on When your son who was once stigmatized as a bastard now develops an app at 15 Jul 17 Marie Abanga commented on Honoured by Beautiful African Women with Beautiful Hearts Jul 17 Marie Abanga loved Even The Smallest Light Shines In Darkness Jul 09 Marie Abanga loved I SHUT MY EYES TIGT..FINALLY I COULD SEE Jul 09 Marie Abanga commented on Save A Child Cameroon: A partner of ours who champion the rights of Children Jun 25 Marie Abanga commented on Never. Give. Up! Jun 24 Marie Abanga loved faith, hope, love, and scars Jun 20 Marie Abanga commented on KINSHASA : AUCUN ARGENT NE PEUT RENDRE LA DIGNITE A ENFANT VIOLEE COLLECTIVEMENT Jun 20 Marie Abanga commented on They love my home: Reflections on this day of the African Child Jun 17 Marie Abanga loved "My Arsenal" a poem about gun violence Jun 15 Marie Abanga commented on Keep doing the good you do, you never know who's watching Jun 14 Marie Abanga loved Petitions to Close Down Gambaga "Witches Camp in Northern Ghana Jun 13 Marie Abanga loved WHY DO RAPISTS RAPE? Jun 12 Marie Abanga commented on A World Pulse Sister's soul support I must mention Jun 06 Marie Abanga commented on Conversation on acid attack between two women Jun 06 Marie Abanga loved Conversation on acid attack between two women Jun 06 Marie Abanga commented on CAMEROON: Practicing Medicine in a Community Plagued by War Jun 06 Marie Abanga loved Eid al- Fitr a reason to love one another Jun 06 Marie Abanga loved CAMEROON: Practicing Medicine in a Community Plagued by War Jun 06 Marie Abanga commented on Eid al- Fitr a reason to love one another Jun 06 Marie Abanga commented on Men's Issue. Part 1. Jun 05 Marie Abanga loved Men's Issue. Part 1. Jun 05 Marie Abanga commented on The Brouhaha about Parenting! Jun 05 Marie Abanga loved Mystical "Period" May 30 Marie Abanga loved And then it came May 28 Marie Abanga loved Men in MENstruation May 28 Marie Abanga loved INDIA: Men, Motorcycles, and Menstruation May 28 Marie Abanga loved Menstruation: A Call for Action May 22