Women and the Search for Peace in Cameroon

Online Event

3 March 2022

Thursday 3 March, 9am Washington / 3pm Brussels & Yaoundé

Crisis Group invites you to join the launch of our latest report on Cameroon: "Rebels, Victims, Peacebuilders: Women in Cameroon’s Anglophone Conflict", published on 23 February.

The report shows how women play active roles in the conflict. Many support the Anglophone cause, with some fighting side by side with male insurgents, while others campaign for peace. Women and girls continue to suffer differentiated harms with too little attention directed to addressing them. The publication advocates for better protection for women from conflict-related sexual violence and enhanced efforts to meet the needs of the displaced, reissuing civil papers, providing health care and offering economic relief. It also calls to include women in conflict resolution and mitigation efforts.

In this virtual roundtable, Crisis Group's Cameroon Senior Analyst and invited experts will discuss the current situation in the Anglophone regions and the role of women in setting the foundations of future peace.

The panel discussion will be held in English and will be livestreamed on YouTube.

Confirmed Speakers:

Sarah-Derval Lifanda, Founder & CEO Hope of Africa / General Coordinator of South West North West Women's Task Force
Arrey Elvis Ntui, Crisis Group's Consulting Senior Analyst for Cameroon
Yaah Maggie Kilo, PhD International development specialist, educator and state fragility expert / Vice-chair of Southern Cameroons Alliance
Rosaline Obah, National coordinator of Cameroon Community Media Network CCMN / Trainer in peace journalism, conflict transformation and ‘Do No Harm’
Professor Nadine N. Machikou, Professor of Political Science / Researcher on political science, women, violent extremism and conflict in Anglophone regions (Moderator)

To join, please register here.

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