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 loved COVID-19: Our Chance to Recognise Women's Vital Role in Society May 12 Marie Abanga loved The journey of Discovery May 12 Marie Abanga loved This Mother's Day, let us go beyond stereotypes! May 12 Marie Abanga loved When the sense of worth is scratched May 12 Marie Abanga commented on My life as a mental health worker got more serious than ever before May 12 Marie Abanga loved MY JOURNEY May 12 Marie Abanga loved If We Live Through To Tell The Story. May 07 Marie Abanga loved Thriving or Surviving the Shutdown? May 07 Marie Abanga commented on What does it mean to be a man in a relationship today? May 07 Marie Abanga commented on Stay connected, stay alive May 07 Marie Abanga loved Stay connected, stay alive May 07 Marie Abanga loved You're Invited! Join the #VisibleWikiWomen Edit-a-thon May 06 Marie Abanga commented on Being a Woman of Substance ! Apr 20 Marie Abanga loved Being a Woman of Substance ! Apr 20 Marie Abanga loved Disapproving Amb. Sarah Serem won’t help stranded Kenyans in China. Apr 20 Marie Abanga commented on Corona Virus, pregnancy and Sickle Cell. A story of hope. Apr 20 Marie Abanga loved Corona Virus, pregnancy and Sickle Cell. A story of hope. Apr 20 Marie Abanga loved Deep Tech Meets Deep Human: on being a Ministry For Good Ambassador and meeting Deaf Advocate Lily Goh Apr 20 Marie Abanga commented on A Webinar for Moms to meet and support each other some Apr 20 Marie Abanga commented on I Recycle Plastic To Empower Women in TECHNOLOGY Apr 14 Marie Abanga loved ¿Cómo es que funciona esto? Apr 14 Marie Abanga commented on My Covid 19 Story Apr 14 Marie Abanga loved My Covid 19 Story Apr 14 Marie Abanga loved THE IMPACT OF CORONA VIRUS (COVID -19) ON THE YOUNG WOMEN AND GIRLS IN UGANDA. Apr 13 Marie Abanga commented on Covid-19 outbreak pandemic and Mental Health Apr 13 Marie Abanga loved THE DEFEAT BY CORONA Apr 09 Marie Abanga commented on Help Not Discriminate: Using Technology to Help Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Apr 09 Marie Abanga loved Help Not Discriminate: Using Technology to Help Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Apr 09 Marie Abanga commented on STEFO STORIES(1) Apr 09 Marie Abanga loved STEFO STORIES(1) Apr 09 Marie Abanga commented on Coping & Fighting With Covid 19 Pandemic - With Care and Love for All Apr 08 Marie Abanga loved Coping & Fighting With Covid 19 Pandemic - With Care and Love for All Apr 08 Marie Abanga commented on Reflection and Transformation. A COVID-19 Story. Apr 08 Marie Abanga commented on Justice in the Wake of Covid 19 Apr 02 Marie Abanga commented on COVID-19 CHALLENGE: OUR GAINS IN THE FACE OF FEAR Apr 02 Marie Abanga commented on Grandma, it's not my fault! Apr 02 Marie Abanga commented on COVID 19 - TIME TO BE COURAGEOUS & BRAVE Mar 31 Marie Abanga commented on Overcoming Stigma and Strongly Held Beliefs with Technology: The Case of Sickle Cell Anemia. Mar 31 Marie Abanga commented on The need for more empowered women! Mar 31 Marie Abanga commented on The Pandemic Won't Stop Us Mar 31