Sending a strong message against violence against women and girls, on March 10, about 600 women, men, youths and children, from all walks of life, in Cameroon jointly mastered the 15km walk to Mount Febe, standing at 1000 meters, in the outskirts of the Capital City-Yaounde.
The Cameroonian Solidarity Climb was organized in support of the Africa UNiTE Kilimanjaro Climb, which took place from March 5-9 and mobilized more than 74 climbers cross cut society–representatives of civil society, African governments, different UN entities, media and the private sector- to “climb-up and speak-out” against violence against women and girls in Africa and take specific commitments to action of their over 36 countries to the peak of the highest mountain of Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro.
The Mount Febe climb was organized by the Cameroon Youths and Students Forum for Peace (CAMYOSFOP), Human Rights Focus (HRF), Network of More Women in Politics (NMWP) in partnership with the National Commission on Human Rights and Freedoms (NCHRF) and the Africa UNiTE Campaign, and with the support of the Cameroonian Ministry of Women Empowerment and the Family. Flagged off by Dr. Chemuta Divine Banda, the Chairman of the National Commission on Human Rights and Freedoms of Cameroon, who also participated in the Kili Climb, the Cameroonian Solidarity Climb was featured by local, national and international media and increased the visibility of the Africa UNiTE Kilimanjaro Climb and the Africa UNiTE Campaign as well as advocated for a Cameroon and Africa free of violence against women and girls.
|Date:||10 March 2012|
|Action Type:||Awareness Raising|