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 loved HOW TO PROTECT WOMEN FROM VIOLENCE 8:41am Marie Abanga loved MON SE JOUR A L’HOPITAL DE PANZI 8:35am Marie Abanga commented on Save A Child Cameroon: A partner of ours who champion the rights of Children 8:16am Marie Abanga commented on Never. Give. Up! yesterday 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 Sisterhood pulsing to support in breaking the silence around Sickle Cell Jun 05 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 commented on INDIA: Men, Motorcycles, and Menstruation May 30 Marie Abanga commented on Going on national television with my rape advocacy was a whole new dimension 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 commented on Menstruation: A Call for Action May 22 Marie Abanga loved Menstruation: A Call for Action May 22 Marie Abanga commented on WAS ANYONE’S FIRST MENSES AS BAD AS MINE? May 22 Marie Abanga commented on Because I got it wrong the first time I wore one May 22 Marie Abanga commented on How can I keep quiet when even babies are raped? The story of 3 year old Judy May 18 Marie Abanga commented on The Increase in Child Rape: Cases in our Society (What do we do?) May 18 Marie Abanga commented on The Story of my life: A beautiful soul in Hell by Henriette Nshan May 18 Marie Abanga loved A letter to my strength: Ma Lillian May 11 Marie Abanga loved How can I keep quiet when even babies are raped? The story of 3 year old Judy May 11 Marie Abanga loved AFGHANISTAN: Dreaming Big for Our Daughters May 06 Marie Abanga loved I ENCOURAGED MY BEST FRIEND TO SPEAK OUT ABOUT HER HIV STATUS AND LIVE POSITIVELY Mar 23 Marie Abanga loved Education spaces with youth mental wellbeing Mar 14