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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

Silence the Guns

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

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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Our ongoing projects
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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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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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