ABUSE

Metiege Noel Eve
Posted February 18, 2020 from Cameroon

ABUSE  Abuse is defined by the new Webster dictionary as the cruel treatment of persons. We often talk of abuse in terms of gender (1) ABUSE OF WOMEN (2) CHILD ABUSE (3) ANIMALS etc But most often there is one form of abuse that is often neglected (4) ABUSE OF DOMESTIC STAFFS.. this form of abuse is often not talked about but sadly this is the most common abuse we face in our society especially in CAMEROON due to the ongoing crisis in the English speaking regions. Many people especially children have run away from the risky environments into the major cities causing unfriendly exudus and untold sufferings In order to survive these children of between 12-15 volunteer as house helps in order to feed and have shelter. Since they are so young families employ their services at little or no cost. Some pay them as little ad 10000CFA. but subject them to all kinds of manual work ranging from laundry to cleaning and cooking. Some of them are used as sales girls for the families and duped to believe that after a period of time they   will be sent to school but years go by with no change of their situation Since these kids are so readily available. Their employers do not hesitate to send them away  and employ another once you start asking many questions.  There is this woman in my neighbourhood who have changed 6 already since September last year. She acts like she is doing them a great favour by taking them off the streets. We could no longer accommodate her abuse on these kids so we had to report her to the SOCIAL welfare that is already looking into her case. # SAY NO TO ABUSE# # LET LOVE LEAD#.

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Anita Shrestha
Feb 18
Feb 18

Dear Sis
Thank you very much sharing

Jill Langhus
Feb 19
Feb 19

Hi Noel,

How are you doing, dear? Congrats on your first post! Oh, dear:-( This is sad. Thanks for bringing awareness to this issue, dear. Is the social welfare office able to do anything with the war going on? I do hope so.

Hope you're safe, and well, dear.

XX

Metiege Noel Eve
Feb 19
Feb 19

Yes sister jianghu the social welfare have already sent a lawyer to open up an investigation and our testimonies are being recorded we just hope the court does something about such abuse
Thanks also sis for checking on my safety. I am safe sis. My family and I relocated last year to a safer location though life is unbearable since we had to abandon our jobs and property. But we are safe and it matters more.

Jill Langhus
Feb 21
Feb 21

Hello dear,

Oh, good. I hope so, too. Please keep us posted.

You're very welcome:-) I'm glad to hear it. Oh, good! Yeah, that doesn't sound good. Yes, I think so, too:-)

XX

Tamarack Verrall
Feb 19
Feb 19

Hi Noel,
This is such a betrayal to all of us working for peace and justice for all, with all that is happening, that women will abuse and betray other women and children. The steps you have taken will prevent more innocent children from being used like this. Sadly, too many in this world are selfish and cruel.

laison sylvie
Feb 20
Feb 20

A point worth noting, some people have taken advantage of the crisis situations and abusing tennage girls in all forms. We need to report such cases because most of these vulnerable girls do not even know their rights.

Metiege Noel Eve
Feb 20
Feb 20

For real Sylvie these kids are just so vulnerable and it is in our interest to protect them
#in sisterhood#

Regina Afanwi Young
Feb 20
Feb 20

Hello sis, Thanks for your story. Glad. Am glad you reportorted to social affairs. Keep up the good work dear

Metiege Noel Eve
Feb 20
Feb 20

Thanks sis #in sisterhood# we have to protect the female gender

lizzymark
Feb 22
Feb 22

Congrats on your first post dear. This is a great information, many people do this and go free but when we keep raising our voices and reporting to the right authority it will reduce the happening around. Thanks for shearing.

Metiege Noel Eve
Feb 22
Feb 22

Thanks sis for reading and commenting positively

lizzymark
Feb 22
Feb 22

Its why we are here for each other dear. Keep on

jessg411
Feb 23
Feb 23

Dear Noel-
Thanks for sharing your story. Please keep reporting this abuse and speaking up. You are making a difference in these children's lives. Hoping to hear an update soon on the case. wishing you well and hoping you are able to find work soon. Keep your head up :)

Best,
Jess

Metiege Noel Eve
Feb 24
Feb 24

Thanks jess for your positive encouragement yes sister I won't stop till something is done will keep you posted

jessg411
Feb 27
Feb 27

Please do, looking forward to a positive update soon :)

Metiege Noel Eve
Feb 27
Feb 27

OK sis updates soon