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Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Cameroon: Legislative, municipal elections 2020 - heightened efforts to increase number of women
A two-day capacity building workshop is ongoing at the Yaounde Mont Fébé Hotel. The Ministry of Women's Empowerment and the Family and its partners such as United Nations Women and the International Organisation of La Francophonie during a two-day...
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Cameroon seeks greater female political participation
YAOUNDE — Political parties in Cameroon have set an ambitious goal ahead of this year’s polls — to put women in at least 30 percent of elected offices. An all-female orchestra plays as 300 women selected from associations around Cameroon campaign in...
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Cameroonian Women Push for Greater Political Participation
YAOUNDE — In Cameroon, civil society groups marked this year's International Women's Day by urging women to register to vote and take on larger roles in decision making in their communities. Gender activist and singer Gracia Fonyuy, uses her voice...
Thursday, September 01, 2016
The NGO "More Women in Politics" and the government of Cameroon become partners
The non-governmental organization, More Women in Politics, has signed a partnership agreement with the government of Cameroon to empower hundreds of youth and women in elections. Knowing that women and youth form majority of the population, the move...
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Cameroon elections catapult women, more than doubling their representation in the National Assembly
In Cameroon, defenders of gender equality and the empowerment of women today have a reason to celebrate. This follows the announcement of the results of the legislative elections held on 30 September 2013. The results of the elections, announced...
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Cameroon elections catapult women, more than doubling their representation in the National Assembly
In Cameroon, defenders of gender equality and the empowerment of women today have a reason to celebrate. This follows the announcement of the results of the legislative elections held on 30 September 2013. The results of the elections, announced in...
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Cameroon: Female Candidates, Media in Election Campaign Synergy
They rounded off a series of training workshops in Yaounde on September 14. Female candidates in the September 30, 2013 legislative and municipal elections are expected to be more performing during the election campaign, making proper use of the...
Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Legislative Elections in Cameroon
Women represent about 52% of the population of Cameroon. However, women hold only 25 of the 180 seats in Parliament (13.89%). According to a survey conducted in 2011, in the last parliamentary elections in 2007 only 37% of women exercised their...
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Looking to Cameroon’s women senators
Marlyse Aboui, a 40-year-old nurse, has still not gotten over the astonishment she felt when she heard that Cameroon’s President Paul Biya had nominated her to the senate. “I feel like I am in a dream that I will wake up from at any minute. When...
Monday, June 10, 2013
Looking to Cameroon’s Women Senators
Marlyse Aboui, a 40-year-old nurse, has still not gotten over the astonishment she felt when she heard that Cameroon’s President Paul Biya had nominated her to the senate. “I feel like I am in a dream that I will wake up from at any minute. When I...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Violence against women in politics
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Network To Combat Violence On Women
The fight in combating violence against women has taken a new dimension in the North West Province. Cognizant that some traditional practices and certain laws violate women's rights, traditional and administrative authorities have resolved to stamp...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Cameroon: PM Inoni Encourages Female Parliamentarians
The female MPs, in the words of their leader, Hon. Monjowa Lifaka Emilia, Vice President of the CPDM Parliamentary Group, went to "present our vision of and proposal for a successful collaboration between us, considering the fact that we share the...
Sunday, October 09, 2011
CAMEROON: Presidential elections
At stake in this election: •The office of President of Cameroon Description of government structure: •Chief of State: President Paul BIYA •Head of Government: Prime Minister Philemon YANG •Assembly: Cameroon has a unicameral National Assembly (...
Friday, December 10, 2010
5th Annual e-Gov Africa Forum 2011
The 5th Annual e-Gov Africa Forum is being organised by the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO), an international development partnership between the Commonwealth and non-Commonwealth governments, business, and civil society...
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Regina Mundi
 “All through the years I have fought to have women’s talents recognized and for women themselves to be interested in politics. We have through seminars encouraged women to participate actively in politics, not only by going out to vote but also by...
Monday, June 18, 2007
Cameroon municipal and parliamentary elections
Welcome to a discussion regarding the role and concerns of women in the upcoming municipal and parliamentary elections in Cameroon. This is a place for women to voice the concerns and issues that they will face in these twin elections and for others...