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 PowerEducationGender-based ViolenceGirlsHealthHuman RightsLeadershipMen and Boys

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Marie Abanga commented on Dignity in Mental Health Challenges: No to Stigma Apr 20 Marie Abanga commented on Rape and gruelling realities: It's all about awareness and hope Apr 20 Marie Abanga commented on wroldpulse summit Apr 15 Marie Abanga commented on Formally starting work as a Psychotherapist in a clinic Apr 15 Marie Abanga commented on Love therapy in the midst of all the rape and ache Apr 04 Marie Abanga commented on I Lose no opportunity to be mentored Mar 27 Marie Abanga loved I ENCOURAGED MY BEST FRIEND TO SPEAK OUT ABOUT HER HIV STATUS AND LIVE POSITIVELY Mar 23 Marie Abanga commented on Child Sexual Abuse: Today Georgi, who next??? Mar 21 Marie Abanga loved Some common Career Challenges-Which one describes you?? Mar 14 Marie Abanga commented on Education spaces with youth mental wellbeing Mar 14 Marie Abanga loved Education spaces with youth mental wellbeing Mar 14 Marie Abanga commented on Commemorating not just a day, but an entire week in honour of my womanhood Mar 14 Marie Abanga loved Learning , Unlearning and Re-Learning from the Sankofa: Culture and Africa’s Future Mar 13 Marie Abanga commented on Female responsibility Mar 13 Marie Abanga loved Female responsibility Mar 13 Marie Abanga commented on MA JOIE DE VIVRE: SERVIR LES AUTRES ET PARTAGER LEUR JOIE Mar 13 Marie Abanga loved MA JOIE DE VIVRE: SERVIR LES AUTRES ET PARTAGER LEUR JOIE Mar 13 Marie Abanga commented on I am Enough: The biggest takeaway this International Women's Day Mar 08 Marie Abanga loved I am Enough: The biggest takeaway this International Women's Day Mar 08 Marie Abanga commented on Breaking the Silence Mar 08 Marie Abanga loved Breaking the Silence Mar 08 Marie Abanga commented on Of Shattered Dreams, And HOPE: Mar 08 Marie Abanga loved Of Shattered Dreams, And HOPE: Mar 08 Marie Abanga commented on SHE is a HERO , SHE is selfless Mar 08 Marie Abanga loved SHE is a HERO , SHE is selfless Mar 08 Marie Abanga commented on Do not Look for Me in the Crowds of Those Celebrating Mar 08 Marie Abanga loved Do not Look for Me in the Crowds of Those Celebrating Mar 08 Marie Abanga commented on The only way I can celebrate my womanhood is to renew my pledge for a better girlhood and womanhood Mar 08 Marie Abanga commented on single motherhood Mar 07 Marie Abanga loved single motherhood Mar 07 Marie Abanga commented on Digital Woman Mar 05 Marie Abanga loved Digital Woman Mar 05 Marie Abanga commented on The Stigma within Mar 05 Marie Abanga loved The Stigma within Mar 05 Marie Abanga loved My World Pulse family inspires me Feb 14 Marie Abanga loved A Love Struck Nation Feb 13 Marie Abanga loved The semi house pillar Feb 11 Marie Abanga loved Another Dream Feb 10 Marie Abanga loved HOW TO SPOT THE ENERGY DRAINERS AND ENERGY GIVERS IN YOUR LIFE Feb 09 Marie Abanga loved Turning my dreams into a reality Feb 09