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ABOUT US

Women in Alternative Action (WAA) Cameroon is a non-profit and non-governmental organisation founded in 2004 with a vision to promote communities free from gender-based violence, stigmatization, discrimination, and exclusion of women, youth and girls in Cameroon and the Central African sub-region

Download our Annual report for 2023

Silence the Guns

End gun violence in our homes, on our streets and on the battlefield

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Coming Soon!!

The National Youth Camp for Peace

The NYCP is an opportunity for young people to learn about peacebuilding, develop their valuable life skills, and make a difference in their communities.

26 - 30 August 2024

OUR PROGRAM AREARS

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GENDER JUSTICE

  • Eliminating harmful socio-cultural practices including Child Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) against women and girls

  • Eliminating Gender-Based Violence (GBV) as well as  women, girls and youth vulnerabilities 

  • Promoting  and protecting  the Sexual  and Reproductive Health and Rights of women and girls 

  • Proving psycho-social support to survivors of GBV

PEACE AND SECURITY 

  • Promoting social cohesion and community engagements

  • Localising the UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security

  • Localising the UNSCR 2250 on Youth Peace and Security

  • Localising  SDG16+ on Peace, Justice and Inclusive Societies

  • Promoting Peace Education and Conflict Prevention

  • Engaging the Queens for Peace in community peace-building

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RESEARCH AND DOCUMENTAION 

  • Conduct research on  G-BV, Peacebulding, Conflict Prevention /Resolution, Small Arms and Light Weapons (SAL)

  • Document and Disseminate Research Findings and  Reports

EMPOWERING YOUTHS FOR THE NEXT GENERATION

  • Strengthening youth's leadership skills to participate in decision making

  • Engaging youths in capacity development and technical training for sustainable development

  • Building open spaces for youth participation in Peacebuilding processes in Cameroon

  • Mentoring and Coaching young people

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LAW REFORM AND POLICY REVIEW

  • Reviewed and proposed draft discriminatory laws against women and girls to the government and parliament for adoption in 2008

  • Reviewed and proposed  draft law on SAL to government and parliament for adoption in  2009

  • Proposed a draft law on Child Marriage to government and parliament for adoption in 2019

ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT

  • Providing entrepreneurial leadership learning and livelihood development

  • Empowering women, girls and female IDPs to become financially autonomous

  • Providing youths with alternatives to gun violence through income generation activities

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The Queens for Peace Initiative

This project seeks to increase and support the capacity of the Queens for Peace International networks to advocate for change in attitudes towards violence against women (VAW), harmful practices, discrimination and marginalisation.

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OUR YOUTH PROGRAMS

Kids for Peace

The Kids for Peace program is a unique initiative that teaches children about peace from a young age. Through the Kids for Peace program, we aim to instil peaceful values in children and help them develop skills and attitudes that will enable them to become peacebuilders in their communities.

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National Youth Camp for Peace

The NYCP is a five-day summer camp for young people between the ages of 15 and 30 from all ten regions of Cameroon. The camp aims to build peaceful, just and resilient youth leaders for the next generation by equipping them with knowledge and skills on peacebuilding and nonviolent approaches to conflict resolution.

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Room4Girls

The Room4Girls initiative provides a safe space for young girls to learn about topics related to being a woman, such as sexuality, personal health and hygiene, relationships, personal development, economic empowerment, goal setting, resilience, and discipline.

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Boys Count

HOW TO BECOME PART

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Support WAA Projects

Here are ways you can support our activities

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Volunteer

Be part of the movement making a difference, improving lives.

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Our events are a great way to get involved and acquire skills with which you can effect change.

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WAA in Photos

Experience WAA Cameroon in photos. 

View photos of our activities, and those of our community.

Our Partners

We are able to do what we do thanks to our friends and the partnerships we have with great organisations in and out of Cameroon

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Our News and Updates

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