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2014 - 2015 Annual Report
This report records the level of implementation
of our activities for the 2014/2015 project year
(June 2013 to May 2014).
This has been the most interesting year for us in
terms of visibility and impact. First of all I was
honoured to be a recipient of the inaugural
Queen’s Young Leaders Award which recognized
young people within the Common Wealth
who are doing awesome things in their communities
to change lives. Receiving my award from
Her Majesty The Queen at Buckingham Palace
made me realise what an amazing position me
and my team are in, and the wonderful opportunity
we have to change the lives of young
women and girls.
However, results showed that most men were reluctant to visit reproductive health clinics for advice
on family planning because they viewed the facilities as a ‘women’s place,’ and did not want to mix
with women for fear of being considered effeminate. It is male perceptions and gender relation
stereotypes like these, coupled with the country’s 21% unmet need for family planning, that puts
Cameroon at risk of not meeting the target of Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 5 - that of
reducing maternal mortality and morbidity by 75 per cent by the year 2015.
This report records the level of implementation of our activities for the 2013/2014 project year (June 2013 to May 2014).
This year has been especially tasking for all of us because of the nature and location of the Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) project that we implemented in villages of the Ejagham tribe and the HIV-AIDS initiative imple-mented very in remote parts of Mamfe Central.
FGM and other forms of harmful traditional practices are en-trenched in Ejagham culture and past attempts to debase them have been regarded as a direct attack on that culture and frowned at by the victims, the practitioners and the society at large. This is what makes FGM so sensitive and complicated to tackle.