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26 March 2017 - Four Tanzanian children with albinism arrived in the United States on Saturday for medical treatment.

25 January 2017 – Members of the National Commission for Childhood in Moral Danger, Delinquent or Abandoned yesterday, January 24, 2016 met during it's 2017 session to examine and validate a draft national policy document on the protection of children in Cameroon. While opening the session in the presence of other Cabinet Ministers, the Minister of Social Affairs, Pauline Iréne Nguene, reiterated the importance of the document as it falls within government's goal to protect the right of children. Experts explained that the social, cultural and economic evolution of the society has brought a change in the family and society with a disorganization of life styles and traditional systems of child care, education and protection. As such, the family and community milieu which were in the first place traditionally supposed to ensure the protection of children can no more meet the challenges of the time. With the government is not able to meet all the needs of child protection, children find themselves in a situation where they have to adopt defensive or protective mechanisms which materialise in behaviours that jeopardise their future, that of the community and the nation.

MAROUA/BATOURI, 10 January 2017 - “My father forced me into marriage at the age of 14 – to a man I barely even knew,” Aminatou Bello, now 16, told UNFPA in Maroua, in the extreme north of Cameroon. The marriage quickly turned violent. “I was being beaten all the time,” she said.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 12:00

CAMEROUN : A l'école contre le mariage des filles

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29 November 2016 - En marge de la Coupe d'Afrique des Nations féminine et dans le cadre de son partenariat avec l'UNICEF, la Confédération Africaine de Football a profité d'un lundi sans compétition pour aller à l'Ecole primaire de Djoungolo, localité située à proximité de la capitale camerounaise, Yaoundé.

6 October 2016 - MAROUA/YAOUNDE – “I was forced into marriage by my father at the age of 14,” Faouzia Yaya, now 17, told UNFPA. “My father insisted, even knowing I did not want it. I even ran away to my uncle’s place, but he still found me.”

18 septembre 2016 – L'UNICEF Cameroun et la Confédération Africaine de Football (CAF) deviennent partenaires pour faire de la Coupe d'Afrique des Nations (CAN) féminine 2016 un événement porteur de messages forts pour la promotion des droits des enfants au Cameroun.

7 avril 2016 - Au Cameroun, viols et crimes rituels touchant principalement des enfants et des adolescents se multiplient. Dernière victime en date, une jeune fille du nom de Nicaise Bessala. Lundi, les réseaux sociaux ont signalé le viol et l'assassinat de cette élève du lycée classique de Sangmelima, dans le sud du pays.

4 Mars 2016 - Abandonnés, ils sont soumis aux exigences atroces de la vie pour subvenir à leurs besoins quotidiens.

3 Mars 2016 - 2,1 milliards FRANC CFA de dons du milliardaire américain Bill Gates auraient été dilapidés entre 2008 et 2011 au Secrétariat technique du Comité de pilotage de la stratégie sectorielle de la santé, une structure rattachée au ministère de la Santé publique.

27 November 2015 - The Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA) and Finders’ Group Initiative (FGI, a Cameroon-based non-governmental organisation) have sued the Republic of Cameroon before the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC), on behalf of a child who was alleged to have been raped by a wealthy and prominent man in Bamenda, North West Region of Cameroon.

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