Author: sustaincmr

Unearthing Safe Environments for Children and Women

In 2013, SUSTAIN Cameroon initiated the pilot step to introduce workable approaches to child protection through mobilizing school administrators and some community leaders for them to identify the important role they play in providing children with a safe environment. Strengthening the approach required the introduction of mechanisms to empower women economically and ensure financial security for their families. It is additionally important to provide for the education, health, and wellbeing of their children and other OVCs identified in the rural communities as a means to provide primary protection against violence. In 2014, we received a grant from the Pollination Project to kick start activities towards introducing community models to combat violence against women and children and to contribute to ending hunger and poverty in milieus of rural communities for women and children. Sustain Cameroon believes when children stay permanently in school and/or are linked to vocational skills training opportunities, there are fewer chances for their abuse. Efforts to maintain access to basic rights for women and children are perennial indicators for safe and secure environments for children …