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Cameroon Rape Victims Confront Legal Gauntlet

January 25, 2012

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By Irene Zih FonWeNews correspondentWednesday, January 25, 2012 Rape victims in Cameroon can get medical treatment at hospitals and file a police report to set a case in motion, but providing evidence to prove that rape occurred can be difficult. Others don’t report incidents at all because of poverty or shame. DOUALA, Cameroon (WOMENSENEWS)–Sophie Mixte, […]

Dress Code Aims to Prevent Sexual Violence at Cameroon University

January 9, 2012

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09 Jan 2012 10:00Source: Content partner // Global Press Institute BUEA, CAMEROON – Ludwig Metuge, director of student affairs at the University of Buea in southwestern Cameroon, says that campus authorities have been sending students home in the past year for behavior he calls alarming. He says students are wearing inappropriate clothing, such as lingerie, […]

Cameroon Takes Strides to Empower Widows, Eliminate Traditional Rituals

August 11, 2011

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by Courtesy of CAMAUW“The rites are so inhumane, such that one would not want her daughter to marry into a tribe with such customs.”– Margeret Tarla, widow by Irene Zih Fon 08/11/2011 by Courtesy of CAMAUW DOUALA, CAMEROON – Margeret Tarla, a mother of four, says her father married her off to his friend before […]

Cameroon Takes Strides to Empower Widows, Eliminate Traditional Rituals

August 11, 2011

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by Courtesy of CAMAUW“The rites are so inhumane, such that one would not want her daughter to marry into a tribe with such customs.”– Margeret Tarla, widow by Irene Zih Fon 08/11/2011 by Courtesy of CAMAUW DOUALA, CAMEROON – Margeret Tarla, a mother of four, says her father married her off to his friend before […]