1 Billion Rising Events

One Billion Rising for Justice on Violence against Women

Cameroon > Limbe > lIMBE, CAMEROON > 2016-02-14 > 01:00 pm

About The Event

The Organization for Gender Civic Engagement and Youth Development (OGCEYOD) has been organizing the One Billion Rising Campaign since 2014. This past years the focus has been on women groups under the Women Empowerment Centre. They were brought together and schooled on domestic violence with focus sexual violence and breast ironing as well as legal advice available to victims. The day it self (14th February) was a platform for the women to come out of the box and share their experiences. The day was comprised of speech making, music and particularly the break the chain song and its choreography which signifies and promotes freedom for women. This year we intend to still put Cameroon on the map of countries that are rising but this time using a different strategy and on a larger scale. This year we intend to target the students at your institution which we know are all female and why not even the female staff of the school if possible. We will give a brief history as to what the day is all about, explain to students the different forms of violence, how it is perpetrated, by who and how it can be addressed. On the 14th February 2016, we will organize a mob dance in your school premises by the students, trainers, staff of OGCEYOD and possibly the female staff of your institution. This whole event will be fun but an educative one for the girls at your institution.

About The Organization

Organisation for Gender, Civic Engagement and Youth Development

The Organization for Gender, Civil Engagement and Youth Development is a non-governmental organization, which was created on the 17th of July 2005. It was legalized by the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Decentralization on the 6th of October 2005 (Reg. Nº 640/G.13/D.14/1/VOL.9/T/OAPP), the Ministry of Youth Affairs on the 19th of June 2008 (Reg. Nº 019/MINJEUN/DDYAFL/DD) and at the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on the 14th June 2011 (Reg. Nº SW/GP/038/11/10109).
Mission Statement
Our mission improve the standard of living of vulnerable children, youths and women through the initiation and/or implementation of development projects to meet their needs sustainably. Our aim is to educate and empower these vulnerable groups in communities to maximise their optimum potentials in an enabling environment where their rights are respect and they enjoy equal opportunity as well as participation in decision making. We empower children, young people and women to become active proponents for change. We focuses its actions on education and research.
What we do
We carry out projects in the following areas; Human Rights, Economic Empowerment/Agriculture and Environment using strategies such as; Training / conferences / workshops / seminars, Information collection and exchange, Elaboration of documents, Public speaking / campaigns, Distribution of educational materials, Demonstration and performing arts, Games and contest, Arts and cultural display, Audio-visual projection and Mass media intervention to reach its target mass.

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