15 March 2017

Cameroon: International Women's Day - Fabrics Offered to Female Inmates

The gesture was timely to help jailed women feast their international day.

Justice and Equity Prison Fellowship Cameroon (JEPFC), in partnership with the Ministry of Women's Empowerment and the Family have donated Women Day Fabrics to Buea Central Prison Female convicts. The gesture to put a smile on the faces of female detainees of the prison took place at the Buea Central Prison February 27, 2017. This was in view of the forthcoming International Women's Day celebration in Buea. Speaking during the handing-over ceremony, the JEPFC President and retired Administrator General of Prisons, Nana Abunaw Marie, intimated that through their appeal, the Ministry of Women's Empowerment and the Family made available 50 T-shirts and 10 Women's day loin-clothes for prisoners of the South West Region. While harping on this year's International Women's day theme: " Women in the changing world of Work: Planet 50-50 for the year 2030", Nana Abunaw further explained that the symbolic gesture was in a bid to invigorate and tell the inmates that women and men wherever they are, must be given equal rights, opportunities and responsibilities. She hailed the Minister of Women's Empowerment and the Family for her prompt reaction after the plea was made. Receiving the over 25 T-shirts and six Women's Day fabrics, the President of the Women Wing of the Buea internees, Elad Joan extolled the donors for having them deep at heart, adding that whenever they receive such visitors, it makes them feel at home while in detention. Overwhelmed with joy, Elad, the Provost, as she is fondly called by her fellow inmates, ended with prayers for God's guidance and protection. Speaking earlier, the South West Regional Delegate for Women's Empowerment and the Family, Moffah Judith Lyengu, heartened the female prisoners to be hopeful.


21,000 Cameroonian Refugees in C-River, Says National Commission for Refuges

National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons has said that there are about 21,000… Read more »

See What Everyone is Watching

Copyright © 2017 Cameroon Tribune. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 800 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.