UN Women Cameroon celebrate the 36th edition of the International Women’s Day in Conflict affected areas 4-19 of March 2021

The project leverages partnerships, holistic approaches and innovative technology to break current trends and provide a comprehensive solution for marginalized

The 36th edition of the International Women’s Day was celebrated in five project sites (Ngam, Bertoua,Mora. Minawao and Mokolo), bringing together 175 participants who are members and leaders of Youth and Women organizations. Some traditional leaders were invited as participants considering that the theme of the day was  “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world,” which cannot be made possible without highly engaging men as the project is executed in highly patriarchal context. The celebrations were organized within the Second Chance Education and Vocational Training Project.

Awareness raising through Local radio station

The objective of this year’s celebration was to raise awareness on the importance of education of women and girls and also to flag up the existence of SCE project.  Some highly successful beneficiaries of the project shared their experiences and encouraged new beneficiaries to be committed. The sharing of success stories and challenges encountered, enabled participants to capture lessons learnt for the upscaling of the project. Two Communication tools were distributed, one for GBV sensitization and another for COVID sensitization. 10 Image boxes on COVID-19 were distributed and used to sensitize participants on the prevention of COVID-19 and 10 GBV image boxes distributed for sensitizations on the impact of GBV practices in communities.  The Media (Equinox, canal 2 and local radio stations) were engaged to reach more people raise awareness on SCE nationwide.

Beneficiaries sharing their experiences

Second Chance Education and Vocational Training Project aims at breaking current trends and providing comprehensive solutions for marginalized women and young girls who have missed education and who are at risk of being left behind. The project leverages partnerships, holistic approaches and innovative technology to break current trends, and provide a comprehensive solution for marginalized women. It equally offers women and girls, their families, local communities the benefits of access to educational services which are tailored not only to their needs as learners, but also to their future as earners.

UN entities involved in this initiative
UN Women
United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women