WILPF Cameroon was officially set up in January 2014 as a Group and became a Section during the Centennial Congress in The Hague, the Netherlands, in April 2015.
It was founded as a result of the increasing regional security challenges, the influx of refugees into the northern and eastern parts of the country, and the urgent need to focus on peacebuilding, demilitarisation and women’s rights.
WILPF Cameroon’s vision is a Cameroon free from violence and armed conflict, where human rights are protected and where women and men have the same opportunities at the local, national and international levels.
Its mission is to contribute to social stability by building a movement of women peacemakers to end and prevent war and ensure that women are represented at all levels in the process of consolidation of peace, to defend women’s human rights, and to promote social, economic and political justice.
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The story of WILPF Cameroon started in 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey, during the AWID forum where the current president, Sylvie Jacqueline Ndongmo, got in touch with WILPF by visiting their stand and attending some of their sessions during that important gathering. She was greatly impressed by the work WILPF was doing all over the world on peacebuilding and especially by the data provided on militarism, peacekeeping operations, arms expenditures by countries which was disproportional to efforts on human rights in general and women’s rights in particular, just to name a few. She got to clearly make the link between women’s rights and arms proliferation and was astonished to see how countries secured huge budgets on getting arms at the detriment of other sectors, including women’s human rights.
Considering the increasing regional security challenges, the influx of refugees into the northern and eastern parts of the country, and the urgent need to focus on peace building, demilitarisation and women’s rights, she felt compelled to ensure that Cameroonian women get involved in this global quest for social justice and that is the reason why she decided to apply for membership into WILPF.
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WILPF Cameroon is currently working on the popularisation of UN Security Council resolution 1325, as well as on reducing gender based violence through popularisation of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) and the UN Programme of Action.
- Littoral Branch
- Centre Branch
- East Branch
- West Branch
- North West Branch
- Women, Peace and Security (UNSCR 1325)
- Conflict Prevention
- Human Rights (promoting and protecting human rights activists)
- Peace Education
PO Box: 15766
Rond Point Salle des Fêtes d’Akwa
E-mail: wilpfcameroon (a) gmail.com
Telephone: +237 243 57 09 05 /663 533 301