REDUCE THE INCIDENTS OF GENDER BASED VIOLENCE OF VULNERABLE PERSONS AFFECTED BY THE ONGOING ANGLOPHONE CRISIS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF BAMENDA
Within the framework of the project 'Reduce the Incidents of Gender Based Violence of Vulnerable Persons Affected by the Ongoing Anglophone Crisis in the Archdiocese of Bamenda, 6 communities (Bafut, Mankon, Azire, Bayele, Bambui and Akum) are engaged in a football competition with the aim of combating GBV, promoting social cohesion and peace within local communities of the Bamenda Archdiocese.
Prior to the competition, a workshop on GBV was organized, involving over 30 leaders from the 6 selected communities which resulted in the sensitization of over 1500 persons in all 6 communities and the identification of over 50 vulnerable cases for support.
Elderly men and women, young boys and girls have turned out in their numbers to take part in the competition while staying conscious to the fact that it is a battle against GBV, not against each other.
So far, social cohesion and peace have been enhanced within these communities, while the community members have pledged to continue with the sensitization and sporting activities even after the project is ended.