" Working for Justice and Peace is a Question of Balance."

PROTECTION OF THE RIGHTS OF VULNERABLE GROUPS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF BAMENDA (2018 - 2021)

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Goal:

The work of the Justice & Peace Commission contributes towards improving the living situation of the inhabitants of the Bamenda region through the promotion of respect for and compliance with civil and general human rights, democratic rules and the condemnation of corruption.

 It has three (03) Objectives;

1. Access to justice for vulnerable groups in the North West Region has improved
2. Local communities succeed in effectively combating Child Trafficking through improved organization
3. Youths are engaged in a constructive dialogue to solve conflict peacefully and fight discrimination

Workshop on the Rights-Based Approach to Conflict Management & Peacebuilding is Organized with Youths

Posted in Protection of the Rights of Vulnerable Groups in the Archdiocese of Bamenda.

Within the context of the ongoing Armed Conflict which has had a firm grip over the North West Region in particular, and English-Speaking Cameroon in general, the Justice & Peace Commission continues to look for avenues through which it can significantly contribute to restoring peace in this locality.

On the 12th of June 2020, it organized a reflection workshop with over 20 young people, coming from the Presbyterian, Baptist and Catholic denominatoions to brainstorm on individual & collective efforts which can be effectively put in place by themselves, for both young and old within their respective communities as meassures to mitigate the effects of the conflict, and why not contribute to its end.

These young people were drilled on the basic concepts of Justice, Conflict, & Peacebuilding, and the value the Rights-Based Approach adds to Conflict Mitigation.

Another key presentation focused on; How Can Youths Contribute to Facilitate the Peace Process in Cameroon? It encouraged and build their capacities as key actors in peacebuilding processes to assert their place on the table and be able to make informed decisions on whatever issues that affect their welbeing.

As a key tool for this journey, the Pastoral Letter of Archbishop Andrew F. Nkea was also reflected upon by these young people, with copies hand over to each of them.

This working session facilitated by Pedmia Shuta Tita (Peace & Conflict Transformation Trainer) ended with this Take Home Message to participants:

“Making peace ultimately requires the firm commitment and extraordinary courage, on the part of all sides, to ensure a permanent end to violence.”

                 Kofi Annan, October 2011.

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JPS Holds Workshop on the Archbishop's Pastoral Letter ' NOW IS THE TIME FOR PEACE.'

Posted in Protection of the Rights of Vulnerable Groups in the Archdiocese of Bamenda.

Justice & Peace Service in its continuous effort to contribute to the restoration of the much needed peace in Communities within the Archdiocese of Bamenda of the North West Region organizes a One Day Workshop with representatives of the Catholic Women Association (CWA), Catholic Women Association (CMA), and Family Life Apostolate (FLA).

This was facilitated by Mr. Baka Derick, Communicator/Multimedia Professional, and President of the Cameroon Journalists' Trade Union, North West Chapter.

It focused on the Pastoral Letter of His Grace Rev. Dr. Andrew Fuanya Nkea 'NOW IS THE TIME FOR PEACE,' with the main objective to popularize this ground-breaking peace message and finding workable ways to cause the design & implementation of concrete actions that will have far-reaching outcomes, beginning with these individuals, their families, groups, and communities.

The over 25 Participants left the workshop with individual and collective action plans earmarking activities to immediately begin with upon return.

Timelines were also collectively set for Monitoring and Evaluation to ensure effectiveness of this program.

Practical Demonstration with Participants (ICE BREAKER)
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CWA in Working SessionCMA in Working Session 

Facilitator, Baka Derick; Communicator & Multimedia ProfessionalPlenary Presentations

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