The project Improving the protection of women and girls affected by conflict in the North-West and South West of Cameroon, funded by the Italian Cooperation and implemented by UNWomen, aims to improve the protection of women and girls affected by the conflict through the enhanced capacity of protection actors, the establishment of protection services and a wider educational programme targeting communities in the South West and North West regions of Cameroon.
During the months of project implementation, UNWomen carried out the following activities on prevention and assistance to survivors of gender violence and their empowerment:
- Communities were sensitized to prevention and assistance to survivors of gender-based violence through group meetings, church visits and mass community outreach. Radio programs and thousands of flyers and other visibility material were also realized.
- 573 vulnerable cases have been identified. These vulnerable women received psychological and medical support. 500 dignity kits were distributed that include slippers, a sheet, soap, a bag and sanitary napkins.
• The Gender Desk of the Buea Police and the safe space at the MINPROFF Regional Delegation in Bamenda were opened.
- 321 beneficiaries were selected, who received specific training on income-generating activities such as sewing, catering, hairdressing, production of beads, pastry, yogurt, etc. In addition, women participated in modules on accounting marketing and resource mobilization, eventually receiving the materials they needed to start their activities.