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16 Days of Activism: From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Let’s Challenge Militarism and End Gender-Based Violence
To mark this year’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence which runs from November 25-December 10, 2023, A Common Future organization, will be partnering with other like-minded organizations and the media, to run a series of articles that will highlight the resilience and courage of women survivors of gender-based violence during the seven-year deadly conflict in the two English-speaking regions of Cameroon.
In the course of the seven-year prolonged Anglophone existentialist conflict, women, girls, and children have been disproportionately affected, and to an extent, their bodies have at times been transformed into the new terrain for conflict by combatants.
We will be posting one article each day about their stories and how they have been coping with the scars of the conflict.
If you know any woman or girl who should be featured in our 16 Days of Activism series (you can also nominate yourself), please send us her contact and any other additional information at firstname.lastname@example.org
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We know for a fact that conflict affects women uniquely and disproportionately. We hope that this series will engage with women from across Cameroon to lead the way to a more peaceful and secure society than what we have experienced in the last seven years, characterized by militarism, conflict, and genocide.
The ‘16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence’ is an international movement to end gender violence which runs from the 25th of November to the 10th of December. Born in 1991 during the first meeting of the Women’s Global Leadership Institute, the campaign runs symbolically from 25 November, International Day Against Violence Against Women to 10 December, International Human Rights Day, to underline that violence against women is a violation of their human rights.
Other critical issues that would be highlighted during these 16 Days of Activism would include sexual violence in conflicts, domestic violence, human rights movements and militarism, the proliferation of small arms and their role in domestic violence, sexual violence in and after conflict, political violence against women, including Pre/During/Post-elections violence and sexual and gender-based; violence committed by state agents,…
At A Common Future organization, we note that despite the prevalence of GBV in all regions of Cameroon, levels of reporting are low. Numerous cultural and practical barriers prevent survivors from coming forward, and impunity for perpetrators is widespread. This has prompted us to intensify our efforts to improve access to justice for survivors.