The objective of this national alliance is to increase the number of female policy makers from 8% to 30% during the twin (parliamentary and municipal) elections fixed for 2013 in Cameroon. The campaign moves beyond the elections to monitor and hold elected official engaged in gender sensitive policies and economic programming
Women and girls make up 51% of the total Cameroon population yet they occupy less than 8% of the political and decision making system of the country. Women and girls remain the most affected by poverty and other societal ills. The burden of care, remain very heavy on women with most of the unpaid home keeping job largely unrecognized and unvalued.
Only 8% (29/360) of Mayors in Cameroon are Female
Only 10.5% (19/180) of Members of Parliament are Female
0% of the Regional Governors are Female
The alliance for economic and political empowerment of women and girls has as main objective to build stronger partnership with feminist activities committed to meaningful advancement of the rights of women and girls from all fronts.
Our definition of feminism include committed men and women working together to address the inequalities imposed by the societies that impact negatively on women and girls only because of their sex. We recognize the important role that the men who have value and respect for women can play in converting their peers to start addressing the issues.
Setting a national economic and political Agenda for women in 2013A strong, objective and responsible agenda for all political parties and stakeholders to address gender issues in the political platforms in 2013 that is more inclusive and result based
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National Coordination: Tel +23733332304
South West Regional Coordination: : +23733323325
North West Regional Coordination: Tel +23733361445
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Women 2013 Project Activities
Capacity BuildingCapacity building for women to engage in meaningful dialogue at local and national levels for active participation in policy definition, programs/project design, implementation and evaluation.
Litigation10 Lawyers are regularly on standby to listen and assist women facing any form of abuse. All such services are pro bono.
Economic empowermentEconomic empowerment of women with greater focus on rural women and those made widows by HIV/AIDS including their rights to sexual reproductive health rights
Political EmpowermentSupport of more women participation in politics beyond voting to candidacies