Is Cameroon Finally Taking on Child Marriage?

Cameroon’s government recently passed legislation that bans child marriage, but advocates say a law on paper is not enough.

“I’ll tell you what we want, what we really, really want”

Schools in Cameroon lack high-quality comprehensive sexuality education. Women for a Change Cameroon is filling the gap.

Bringing Girls into the Data Revolution

How local groups around the world are filling the information gap and making sure girls' voices are heard.

“This Made Me Courageous”
Girls Find Their Voices in Cameroon

  • October 11, 2016

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…

Meet Our Partner: ALVF-Cameroon

  • January 6, 2016

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 Highlights Campaign to End Child Marriage at Landmark Summit

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.

Meet Our Partner: APAD-Cameroon

  • November 24, 2015

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.

Bringing Child Marriage into Focus:
Four Dynamic Women Share their Stories

  • November 20, 2015

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…

Remembering Damaris Mounlom of FESADE, Cameroon

Damaris trained generations of passionate advocates for young people's sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Sexual Health and Rights Conference Tackles Harmful Traditional Practices in Africa

The African Conference on Sexual Health and Rights presents an opportunity to propose strategies to shift the culture of silence on sexual and reproductive health and rights.