Currently, we provide financial support and technical assistance to APAD, which works to prevent early and forced marriage and provide support to girls who have been forced to marry. We also support FESADE to promote comprehensive sexuality education for adolescents, with an emphasis on human rights and gender equality.
Women for a Change Cameroon (Wfac) is a volunteer-run, feminist organization advancing the rights of girls by addressing gender-based violence, furthering comprehensive sexuality education, conducting advocacy, and providing leadership training. IWHC is proud to welcome Wfac into its grantee network and support its vital work.
Cameroon’s government recently passed legislation that bans child marriage, but advocates say a law on paper is not enough.
Schools in Cameroon lack high-quality comprehensive sexuality education. Women for a Change Cameroon is filling the gap.
How local groups around the world are filling the information gap and making sure girls' voices are heard.
Victorine (pictured, left) is from a small, farming village in northwest Cameroon. Few girls there go to school, and those who do are usually pulled out before they graduate and are married off before they turn 18. But Victorine has different plans for her future. She wants to be a lawyer. Victorine is…
Based in the Extreme North region of Cameroon, ALVF works to end all forms of gender-based violence, including child marriage. In this video, ALVF founder Sike Bille speaks with IWHC President Françoise Girard about how she established ALVF and began her work to end child marriage.
Africa has the highest rates of child marriage in the world—1 in 3 girls are married before the age of 18—so the issue demands immediate action there.
APAD works to prevent child marriage and support survivors so they are able to tell their stories, demand social change, and survive on their own.
A travelogue At the end of October, IWHC brought four inspiring women from northern Cameroon to the United States to participate in Girl Summit DC and to advocate for the U.S. Government to do more to end child marriage. All of the women have been touched by child marriage in some way and are…
Damaris trained generations of passionate advocates for young people's sexual and reproductive health and rights.