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Weʼre raising £500 to Support Women with Disabilities in NW Cameroon

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We are having a Spring GArden Opening on Sun 6th May 2018 at our House.Please do come & help us fundraise for Women with Disabilities from NW CAmeroon.

Cameroon in west Africa has been facing increasing tension between its English & French speaking populations over recent months, as a result of colonial land and linguistic divisions at Independence. The safety of Human Rights Defenders has been under increasing threat, with attacks on people who speak out publicly.

Ruth Acheinegeh, a disability activist from Bambui has been involved in the struggle for the rights of Women with Disabilities for many years, working with a group campaigning for employment, housing, education and sexual rights, and against domestic violence.

At the same time, whilst based in NW Cameroon, a rich agricultural area, she has run a market stall, supporting both herself and her wider family.

Communication presents many challenges, especially for people using wheelchairs or with mobility difficulties, as the terrain is hilly and roads becomes impassable in the rainy season. Buildings are also difficult to negotiate with a lack of accessibility.

Customary practices infringe on women’s rights to inheritance & access to land.

Witchcraft & sorcery are believed to be causes of disability – disability is considered a curse

Local language defines people with a disability as "people not able to do anything; people who look like a fool"

People with Disabilities face Stigmatization; Isolation; Fear; Low self-esteem; Limited opportunities; Limited contributions; Continued poverty; Uneven development.

The NW Association for Women with Disabilities, also Disabled Women Forum NW (Facebook) recognise that women are more impacted by these issues than men. In particular they face VIOLENCE, social, sexual, domestic violence that infringes on many aspects of their lives. The Forum made a video on the struggle for girls with disabilities to receive quality education: FUTURE ASSURED

Ruth was awarded a certificate in recognition of her work promoting the rights of WWD.

Ruth was forced to leaveCameroon for USA for her own safety when she herself faced threats as she continued to campaign against the above issues after the start of the civil war. Now living in USA, she is producing a short video explaining the situation for other WWD and why support is so vital for their survival and safety.

Please join us on Sun 6th May for our SPRING GARDEN OPENING at 2 Fulwood Drive, Liverpool L17 9PP to help raise funds.

TEA, COFFEE & CAKES, COLD DRINKS WILL BE PROVIDED, AND

CAKES BY BRYONY & LILY

ENTRANCE (CASH) & REFRESHMENTS: Adults £5.00; Children £2.00; Family £10.00; Concessions £3.00; PA – Free

Wheelchair Access to the Garden. For Further Information Please Contact: janeteprice41@yahoo.co.uk

Directions: Turn onto Fulwood Drive, immediately before Aigburth Road TA Centre. Battery Close is 2nd turn on LHS along Fulwood Drive. It has 2 sets of semis behind grass areas. Look for signs & a white lamp post on the LH corner.

Bus number: Aigburth Road, 82 from Town/Speke; 60 from Ullet Rd. Trains to St Michaels Station and walk along Aigburth Road (unless you know the back cut!)

Please Park Cars on LHS Fulwood Drive OR Aigburth Rd & cut through by Kwik Fit . Bikes can be locked in front garden.

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  • Janet Price2 months ago
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    Janet Price

    2 months ago

    They are applying to Urgent Action Fund - Africa for a grant to run an advocacy and protection course helping them understand Humanitarian contexts and looking at how to respond to sexual & gender based violence, thus protecting themselves better. The course would be run for 1st time by women with disabilities from Africa, experienced women with sexual, reproductive health knowledge and humanitarian training. Can you spread an appeal for support so the group can run this training - DONT donate again,but spread news to other friends please. :)

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  • Janet Price2 months ago
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    Janet Price

    2 months ago

    Sorry - no you-tube link to Video , The prior image was of some of the group meeting to share out the funds. Helen is first from the right in a blue dotted white dress. And also here is their Sign Interpreter who attended the meeting. The video showed lovely images of the above group of women, and one of them gave us a great vote of thanks, saying how they would be able to maintain businesses and other practical things with the funds. But they have more plans. With Ruth, they have adapted a training course from Women's Refugee Commission.

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  • Janet Price2 months ago
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    2 months ago

    On the positive side, we have just managed to get the money collected to Ruth In America - who is very grateful for it as she is going through her asylum appeal and it is not a cheap process!! And the majority has gone to the women with disabilities in Cameroon. In total there are about 50 in the group. A big group of them met, along with their Sign Interpreter and Helen Ndi, Treasurer. They distributed half the money between them so they could sustain themselves, their kids and businesses. I'm attaching an image - and a video from them too

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  • nataly lebouleux

    nataly lebouleux

    May 21, 2018

    Hope you reach your target dear Janet! Sorry I missd the garden partyxxx

    £20.00

  • Morven Elizabeth

    Morven Elizabeth

    May 11, 2018

    So sorry to have missed your event this looks like a wonderful project! xx

    £15.00

  • Lucia and Becca

    Lucia and Becca

    May 8, 2018

    Sounds like you had a glorious afternoon , sad we weren’t there. Looking forward to seeing you b soon though. Love Lucia xxx

    £50.00

  • Harriet Wilkinson

    Harriet Wilkinson

    May 7, 2018

    I lived in Cameroun and care deeply for Janet and all she does. Happy to contribute.

  • Helen Londesborough

    Helen Londesborough

    May 7, 2018

    Sorry to have missed tea and cake! Glad you had such a good day xx

    £10.00

  • Elizabeth MacGarvey

    Elizabeth MacGarvey

    May 5, 2018

    I hope you reach the target soon , Janet . This came on a day when I was really distracted and I've only just got back to it.

    £10.00

  • Ann and David

    Ann and David

    May 3, 2018

    Hope you have a great and sunny day and exceed your target.With our love and all good wishes

    £50.00

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