Advocating for equal right for women and girls with disabilities in communities

Veronica Ngum Ndi
Posted January 25, 2021 from Cameroon

​​​​​I am a woman with disability who has passion in promoting the respect of rights for women and girls with disabilities. I advocate with development stakeholders and humanitarian actors to ensure gender and disability mainstreaming at all levels in all interventions. I build capacity for women and girls with disabilities to improve their confidence and self-esteem  for us to work as team, joining our voices for one strong voice to enhance our inclusion and participation in community and humanitarian activities in Cameroon.

One of the ways we raise our voices is through the celebration of international days like:

1.Day of the Girl Child

2.International Day for Persons with Disabilities

3.International World AIDS Day

4.Human Rights Day

5.16 Days of Activism Against Gender based Violence

On the International Day of the Girl 2020, I trained 20 adolescents living with HIV/AIDS how disability and HIV/AIDS are intertwined. As a person with disability or one living with HIV/AIDS, you face stigma, stereotype, neglect, abandonment, etc...

As we are experiencing a humanitarian crisis in Cameroon, we are the last to think of when any assistance is coming. We do not have the priority we need and we are serve last.

I told them to be strong and build resilience  with great confidence and move forward. I will always stand by the side of my vulnerable peers to ensure our rights are respected

 

Veronica Ngum

World Pulse Digital Ambassador 

Bamenda, Cameroon

This story was submitted in response to World Pulse Digital Ambassadors.

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Regina Afanwi Young
Jan 25
Jan 25

Hello sis Veronica, hope you feel much better now sister. Good job for all you do to promote the rights of women , girls and all persons with disabilities in your Community.
I can attest to all the works you have mentioned and even more.
Keep up raising your voice dear, keep rising sis.
Stay strong and safe.
Heaps of love and sparkles.
Regina

Veronica Ngum Ndi
Jan 31
Jan 31

Dear Sister Regina
Thank you for your kind and encouraging words
Love
Veronica Ngum
Bamenda Cameroon
CEO/Founder Community Association for Vulnerable Persons
[email protected]

Hello, dear sister Veronica,

Thank you for this wonderful update on the works you are doing for women with disabilities. I bless God for your life and how you are a living testament of an empowered woman empowering women. These women you are training and mentoring are blessed to know you. Keep up this awesome work you do. I pray more doors are will be open before you. It's so nice to see a photo of you in action, and I love the dress you are wearing.:D

Veronica Ngum Ndi
Jan 31
Jan 31

Thank Sister Karen
God will surely see us through as we struggle and believe in Him
Blessings and Peace to you
Veronica Ngum
Bamenda Cameroon
CEO/Founder Community Association for Vulnerable Persons
[email protected]

You're welcome, sis. Amen. :) Please stay safe and strong always!

BonnieP
Jan 26
Jan 26

Thank you, thank you, thank you for your fierce commitment to people with disabilities. Training, informing, and empowering young girls to raise their voices and stand up for themselves is so important. You are an inspiration!

Veronica Ngum Ndi
Jan 31
Jan 31

Dear BonnieP
Thank you for the kind word.
Love
Veronica Ngum
Bamenda Cameroon
CEO/Founder Community Association for Vulnerable Persons
[email protected]

Jill Langhus
Jan 27
Jan 27

Great job, dear, Veronica. How are you doing?

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Veronica Ngum Ndi
Jan 31
Jan 31

Dear Jill
Am doing well.Many thanks for your continuous encouragement
Love
Veronica Ngum
Bamenda Cameroon
CEO/Founder Community Association for Vulnerable Persons
[email protected]

Jill Langhus
Feb 01
Feb 01

Good to hear, dear. You're welcome.

Thanks for your continuous hard work and dedication.

It was lovely to chat at the Encourager Party last Friday, too:-)

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Tamarack Verrall
Jan 30
Jan 30

These young people who have the chance to be supported by you will never forget you or your messages. This is where our priorities must be. To undo the stigmas and neglect. To rearrange the priorities completely. This is why we are met with such lies and resistance. Your work is so important.
Love in sisterhood,
Tam

Veronica Ngum Ndi
Jan 31
Jan 31

Dear Tam
Thanks for your words are so inspiring.They ,make me to not get tired of doing more.God bless you and may you continue to have more strength.
Love
Veronica Ngum
Bamenda Cameroon
CEO/Founder Community Association for Vulnerable Persons
[email protected]