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Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights Project

Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights Project

We are presently implementing a Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights Project in Cameroon funded by Becker/Cordes Stiftung of Germany.

This project is to empower at least 300 young girls/women in 5 high schools in Yaoundé and advocate for their sexual reproductive health rights by raising awareness on the effective use of contraceptive measures, thereby fostering the attainment of UN Agenda 2030 of the Sustainable Developments Goals 1, 3, 4 and 5.

Follow this link to read more and to get involved: https://bridgersngo.org/promoting-the-effective-of-contraceptives-among-youths-in-yaounde-cameroon/

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Menstrual Cups Distributed to Young Girls in Yaounde Cameroon: Beneficiaries Expressed Joy in this Innovative Project

During this 3rd Training workshop on the menstrual cup project in Cameroon, participants and beneficiaries expressed deep appreciation for part of this innovative project in our country as it comes with many benefits.

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The Bridgers Menstrual Cup Project Caravan Distributes Menstrual Cups To Girls in Mfou, Yaounde Cameroon

Menstrual Cup Distribution To Women In Mfou Community

The Bridgers team on Thursday December 19, 2019 in partnership with Iron Kids of the World-Costa Rica took the Project: ‘Iron Girls of Cameroon’ to the locality of Mfou in the Center Region of Cameroon.

We held an interactive training workshop with focus on: menstrual hygiene education, introduction and distribution of the menstrual cups and reusable menstrual pads to young girls/women in this community as well as some selected female staff of the Divisional Delegation of the Ministry of Social Affairs for Mefou and Afamba Division.

Creating awareness on and promoting the use of the menstrual cup is a sustainable way of managing menstrual hygiene, it’s economically cheaper, safer for both man and the environment; one menstrual cup be used for 10years.
Our Project falls in line with SDGs 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 13, and 17.

Stay tuned as we carry the Menstrual Cup Project to other communities in Cameroon in days ahead.

Wish to get involved from any part of the world, Contact us by email: info@bridgersngo.org or visit our website: www.bridgersngo.org

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The Menstrual Cup: The Bridgers Team Trained To Be Trainers

The Bridgers team is effectively trained during a training workshop and thereafter the female team benefited as first recipients of the menstrual cups in Cameroon. The date was 10 December 2019 at their office in Yaounde Cameroon. They will further serve as trainers and of course they are already in the field doing so.

This project involves proper menstrual hygiene education, introduction and distribution of the menstrual cup and reusable pads to girls/women in Cameroon.

The use of the menstrual cup provides a sustainable means of managing menstrual hygiene and promotes gender equality while saving our environment.

Stay tuned as the project ‘Iron Girls of Cameroon’ unfolds.

For details and on how to get involved, contact us by email: info@bridgersngo.org

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Gender Based Violence: A Curse To Development

Gender Based Violence targets men, women, young boys and young girls. However, our focus here shall be women and young girls who are the most vulnerable. Violence against women can be defined as “any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual, or mental harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life” (Source: United Nations General Assembly, 1993, Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women).

This is a major public problem and a violation of women’s human rights and this violence is of many diverse types. Violence in the workplace, violence in the home and violence sexually by the male partners in the home just to name but a few. Gender based violence negatively affect women’s physical, mental, sexual and reproductive health. According to the global estimates published by WHO indicate that about 35% of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime. One of the most common type of this GBV is intimate partner violence with worldwide reports showing that almost one third of women who have been in relationships report that they have experienced some form of physical and\or sexual violence with their partners.

 This issue of gender based violence is very common in Cameroon as women experience high levels of discrimination. The United Nations has on several occasions expressed concern about the lack of progress made by the Government of Cameroon in reforming laws and combating practices that discriminate against women and girls and violate their human rights. There is no special law dealing with this violence in Cameroon as domestic violence continues to be seen as a private matter by law enforcement officials. As there is no special law dealing with domestic violence, just a few victims of this type of violence have to file a complaint under the assault provisions of the Penal Code. Of which most often than not are not considered.

 We at Bridgers want to raise awareness on GBV, it is a bad practice with so many negative effects as seen above. In order to stop this practice, the change has to begin with us.

  • Regarding all individuals as equals no matter their gender is the first step.
  • Respecting all forms of human rights and acknowledging that it is a right for all humans and not just “some”.
  • Knowing that it starts from the home, we should teach our sons to respect and value women, and stop discrimination while raising children.
  • Promote human solidarity and avoid indifference.

Together we can bring the change we all need in our society. From the Zulu term, “Ubuntu” meaning “humanity” which further translates as “I am because we are”. We can build a better world. It begins with me, it begins with you, it begins now.

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The Menstrual Cups Finally Gets To Cameroon!

Within the framework of our project of carrying out Menstrual Education and introducing as well as the distribution of Menstrual Cups as well as Reusable Menstrual Pads in Cameroon as a safer and sustainable way of managing menstrual hygiene, Bridgers Association Cameroon and Iron Kids of the World finally gets the Menstrual Cups to Cameroon.
Thanks to Brenda and Azah Jackline Chey. (General Coordinator) of Bridgers, the pilot phase of this project is being implemented in Cameroon this December 2019.
Partner with us if you are a Company or organization or individual and wish to extend your support for this innovative project which has multi-dimensional benefits.
Thousands of young girls and women need this cups!

Contact: info@bridgersngo.org / bridgersngo@gmail.com. Website: https://www.bridgersngo.org WhatsApp: +237677334678


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coming soon

Next week Bridgers team will in the field for activities relating to 16 days activism against gender based violence.

A sries of activiies have been programmed within the Center Region of Cameroon.

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Welcome Word

Dear friends we at Bridgers Association Cameroon are indeed
delighted to welcome you to our blog. We will do regular posts here and so we
urge you to follow us. However, this blog is part of our main website https://www.bridgersngo.org.

Bridgers Association Cameroon is a registered organization working on the mission to empower women through advocacy. Women/girls have the potential to advance and the time is now!

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