Break The Silence! End The Violence!

Yensi Helen Jokem
Posted October 16, 2018 from Cameroon
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Break The Silence! End The Violence!
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While growing up I always wanted to have an orphanage. But as I got into the university and studied issues concerning women (Women's Studies with Sociology and Anthropology) in the University of Buea and Gender and Development in the university of Yaoundé 1 Cameroon, my dreams changed.

My passion was now to empower women and girls especially economically. But the choice of #DomesticViolence came as a result of the fact that I wanted an area of focus which seemed neglected the most. I realized Domestic Violence had become a way of life acceptable by many but with many negative effects. Being an empathetic leader and passionate about gender equality, as well as having had friends and family members who have suffered from domestic violence, I decided to start an awareness campaign about domestic violence to cause a positive change in attitudes and mindsets.

With the help of a mentor who guided me through and directed me on how to go about setting up an organization I was able to start up The Hope Center to rehabilitate girls and women who have suffered or are suffering from domestic violence to bring out the real worth in them and to empower them to be strong women who can #ACTIVELY contribute to their personal development and the development of their communities and societies.

It started on 27th May 2017 with an online awareness about Domestic Violence on Facebook. The Hope Center came about as my own way of giving back to my community. After studying Women, Gender and Development issues for over 6 years obtaining Bachelor's and Master's degrees, the only way I could give back was to start up something which could bring about a positive change in attitudes and mindsets.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Do something to Save A Life.

#BreakTheSilence#GetInvolved#SaveALife#SaveAFriend#EmpowerAndFreeAHumanBeing

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Olutosin
Oct 16, 2018
Oct 16, 2018

Thank you very much for starting the Hope Center to give hope to tje vulnerable ones. God bless you, amen

Yensi Helen Jokem
Oct 18, 2018
Oct 18, 2018

Thank you Olutosin. God bless you too

Marie Abanga
Oct 17, 2018
Oct 17, 2018

Dear Yensi,

You are doing a great job and I am proud to join #MyVoice to your campaigns any time. Hope is very important especially for victims of domestic violence - sometimes you hit rock bottom and only Hope gets you looking and standing up again.

Cheers all the way,

Marie

Yensi Helen Jokem
Oct 18, 2018
Oct 18, 2018

Dear Marie,

Thank you. Together we can do greater work to eradicate domestic violence. You are always welcome.

Kind Regards
Helen

jlanghus
Oct 17, 2018
Oct 17, 2018

Hi Helen,

Thanks for sharing your post and powerful video. I'm glad that you're working on addressing this important topic and empowering women in your area. I'm looking forward to seeing more about what you do with your organization.

Yensi Helen Jokem
Oct 18, 2018
Oct 18, 2018

Hello Jlanghus

Thank you for the feedback. I saw your followed our Facebook page. I will keep you updated on our activities and programs.

jlanghus
Oct 18, 2018
Oct 18, 2018

You're welcome:-) Great!

Sis. Salifu
Oct 18, 2018
Oct 18, 2018

Hi Helen,
Am like seriously, unless I stand to be corrected. Pls are your pictured fiction Or real? Nice effort if it was fiction. And definitely no body deserve to be treated as such.

Thanks for sharing
Greetings
Lisbeth

Yensi Helen Jokem
Oct 18, 2018
Oct 18, 2018

Hello Lisbeth,

Thank you. The pictures are fiction to demonstrate or create awareness about the signs of domestic violence.

Kind Regards
Helen

Beth Lacey
Feb 24
Feb 24

I wish you much luck with the Hope Center