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 Writing down my story is a call to all women of faith and integrity to stand up for the future of our girls and to the need to grow higher and higher and glow with true colors and wholeness from within. yesterday Marie Abanga loved Writing down my story is a call to all women of faith and integrity to stand up for the future of our girls and to the need to grow higher and higher and glow with true colors and wholeness from within. yesterday Marie Abanga commented on INDIAN WOMEN AT WORK AND AT HOME yesterday Marie Abanga commented on Sisters can you help me get an award? Oct 15 Marie Abanga commented on Organizing the first Solidarity and Sensitization walk against rape in my city, being the Voice of the Voiceless Oct 14 Marie Abanga commented on PHILIPPINES: To My Future Daughter Oct 12 Marie Abanga loved My Girls Oct 11 Marie Abanga commented on On this World Mental Health Day, am so tired I just want to share this.... Oct 11 Marie Abanga commented on INDIA: One Toilet Started a Body Dignity Movement Oct 11 Marie Abanga loved INDIA: One Toilet Started a Body Dignity Movement Oct 11 Marie Abanga commented on SOUTH AFRICA: The Rise of a Scorned Child Oct 11 Marie Abanga loved SOUTH AFRICA: The Rise of a Scorned Child Oct 11 Marie Abanga loved PHILIPPINES: To My Future Daughter Oct 11 Marie Abanga commented on Dear Little Soul Oct 11 Marie Abanga loved Dear Little Soul Oct 11 Marie Abanga commented on When you rise up from brokenness and you start stepping into wholeness, keep stepping all the way Oct 11 Marie Abanga commented on Never feel guilty, for having some me time from the cares of this world! Oct 02 Marie Abanga loved Never feel guilty, for having some me time from the cares of this world! Oct 02 Marie Abanga commented on Do you know who you are? Have you given yourself permission??? Oct 02 Marie Abanga commented on I went on an incredible spiritual journey...sometimes we need to work on our spiritual health Oct 02 Marie Abanga loved Life a Gift to Appreciate Sep 24 Marie Abanga commented on The Girl in Me! Sep 24 Marie Abanga loved The Girl in Me! Sep 24 Marie Abanga commented on Let's talk confidence for our young girls, shall we? Sep 24 Marie Abanga loved Dear Teenage Girl Sep 11 Marie Abanga commented on Dear Teenage Girl Sep 11 Marie Abanga commented on Some stages in my life and how I have come to appreciate them Sep 11 Marie Abanga commented on RAPE IN RELATIONSHIPS Sep 10 Marie Abanga commented on Singing no woman no cry to myself Sep 10 Marie Abanga loved Why you should not get married in a patriarchal society Sep 10 Marie Abanga loved Emotionally Exhausted Sep 06 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 loved RAPE IN RELATIONSHIPS Jul 22 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 loved From the Ashes I have Risen - Journey to self discovery Jul 19 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 loved faith, hope, love, and scars Jun 20