Support and empowerment of young single-parent women victims of violence in the village of Bafut in the North West Region Cameroon.
Location of proposed project (city or town, province) Bamenda, Bafut, Mezam / Northwest, Yaoundé (Centre).
Brief project description:
- a) Project sector: Protection of vulnerable groups / gender based violence
- b) Project summary
In Cameroon, the report on the situation of human rights for 2013, 1418 cases of rape were reported, the Ministry of Promotion of Women and the Family 6009 denounced cases of women to understand for physical violence and psychological. Central and northern regions were the most representative.
After a little investigation started by the Association the Heart of Development on the situation of single mothers in the Center,South and North West Cameroon, we identified fifty (50) young single mothers victims of violence, domestic violence, sexual and physics violence, with a total of 31 children with support needs. In an interview with single mothers in Bafut, it became clear that an urgent need for financial assistance for the education of their children (school fees and school materials.), Medical assistance as the provision of medicines, medical consultations, etc. And their empowerment through the development of a small revenue-generating activities in order to increase their income and meet their basic needs and those of their children.