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Bamenda, Cameroon

African Youth Alliance

The African Youth Alliance is 100% youth, female led and volunteer-run association. It was founded by 4 women from rural communities of North West Cameroon. Angry with the discrimination women/girls face in their villages to have access to education/economic opportunities, frustrated by the scarcity of structures addressing the issues related to women, especially those in rural remote communities, they decided to create a community-based organization that would empower them directly.

 

Ethos

Young girls and older women should have access to their full rights, lead meaningful and satisfactory lives, with dignity regardless of location to ensure communities were women’s rights are respected.

  • Women and young girls from rural communities should not face abuse and discrimination in villages because they are not aware of their rights.

  • Women and young girls from rural communities should be empowered and come together to have a bigger voice and fight for their rights in rural communities.

  • Women and young girls should no longer face challenges and male domination due to a major lack of economic empowerment.

 

Led by Rosie Kandem, The African Youth Alliance advocates for women and girls in Cameroon by empowering women and girls to challenge the unjust policies affecting their lives and improve their skills through training on women’s rights, sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender based violence and livelihood support activities for income generation.