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  Empowering Women 
& Girls in Cameroon

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 Central African sub-region

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OUR PROGRAM AREARS

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

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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

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EMPOWERING YOUTHS FOR THE NEXT GENERATION

  • Strengthening youths 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 of young people

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LAW REFOM AND POLICY REVIEW

  • Reviewed and proposed draft discriminatory laws against women and girls to 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

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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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Our ongoing projects
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Our upcoming events

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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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