About MenEngage Cameroon
MenEngage Cameroon is led by Community Centre for Integrated Development (CCID) as the network’s Secretariat. CCID is an organisation of community development experts who recognise that for the world to become sustainable, the potential of communities must be harnessed. Based in communities where the majority of residents live below the poverty line, CCID works to find ways to bring diverse groups together and leverage their abilities, interests, and resources in order to engender shared values and benefits. It aligns with the objectives of funders — corporates, government, and multilaterals — for the purpose of meeting the needs of intended beneficiaries. At the heart of the organisation’s interventions is to ensure local ownership of initiatives by working with communities to drive programme design and implementation to promote heath, education, economic empowerment and human rights, amongst others. To learn about CCID’s programming, please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qtp7Nky3UuM.
MenEngage Cameroon seeks to immediately recruit a strong membership that will work to engage boys and men to reduce gender inequalities. The network will also focus on building partnerships with a focus on promoting gender equality, the rights of women and ending gender-based discrimination.
Our actions will target boys, community leaders, policy-makers, other civil society organisations to work collaboratively towards addressing inequalities faced by women.
MenEngage Cameroon recognises that there is need to build resilient communities in Africa capable of:
- Advancing the rights and empowerment of women and girls;
- Empowering individuals and groups to become community change agents; and
- Promoting Health, Education and Human rights for all people
We recognise that these rights are essential to social, environmental and economic growth of communities and for justice for all indigenous people.
We envision an Africa where:
- All women and girls can exercise their rights and make informed decisions about sexuality, relationships, child-bearing and marriage, free from coercion, violence and discrimination;
- Communities work together with numerous stakeholders to push community driven development – aware of their rights ;
- Young people have access to educational opportunities as well as access to youth-friendly reproductive rights services; and
- Young people have access to information, resources to assume leadership with focus on social planning and policy change aiming at social action and system
We aim to advance the rights of communities, women, girls and young people in Cameroon, while strengthening community leaders and community-based organisations to respond to the needs of indigenous people.
25 November 2018
To coincide with 16 Days of Activism Against gender-Based Violence 2018, Community Centre for Integrated Development, the Secretariat for MenEngage Cameroon, joined partners to host a conversation for, and with, young people focusing on gender-based violence in Cameroon and how to end it.