Women in Action against Gender Based Violence (WACameroon)

Facebook Twitter Linkedin

History

WACameroon was created by a group of women who met privately to discuss their challenges. They discovered that women’s issues are unique, continuous, varied and wide. For these challenges to be heard and address publicly, there was  need for this meeting to be regularized and legalized to become a recognised organization addressing women’s issues.

Missions and Objectives

MISSION

WACameroon exist to improve on the livelihood and dignity of men, women and youths through capacity building, creating awareness for gender equity/Human Rights, protecting the environment, promoting good health/governance and influencing policies in the society through the use of sustainable practices while respecting local norms/state laws.

OBJECTIVE

To promote a culture of peace that up-hold human rights

 To develop action-oriented programs that focus on prevention of gender based violence and discrimination.

 To improve on the health of the population and reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS and related illnesses

 To ensure sustainable exploitation of natural and human resources.  To improve on democratic processes and governance.

Key Achievements

  • Re-testing of 322 adolescents on HIV in Presbyterian Church Musang and Nkura revealed a zero-positive case, an indication that they are adopting and applying healthy sexual behaviours within this period. 
  • Great improvement in adherence and retention. Follow up calls to 1692 Adolescents Living with HIV, 102 were defaulters and 76 have been brought back to care and are presently adhering. Some of the sexually active adolescents through consents linked the treatment centre to 19 of their sexual partners, 11 accepted and were tested and 4 were positive and immediately placed on treatment and they are adhering.

Through community dispensation, WACameroon is successfully serving 166 PLHIV in hard to reach communities. Following their recent viral load test, only two clients had unsuppressed viral load.

Partners

Positive Action for Children Fund – Britain

Global Fund for the fight against HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis – USA through the Ministry of Public Health

Bread for the World Germany

Areas of interventions

  • Gender and Human Rights
  • Governance and Participation
  • Health and HIV/AIDS
  • Environmental Protection
  • Human Development

Targets Groups  : 

  • Women, Men, Children (Girls and Boys & Youths)
  • Orphans and other venerable persons
  • People living with HIV/AIIDS
  • People with disabilities
  • Community based groups

Registration Number :

Ref; No: No. 085/e.29/1111/vol8/APPB

Person Contact :

Awondo Judith Lum

Branches : /

Contacts :

Galery

For more informations, follow the link.