Cameroon Veils Women's Electoral Participation

The country's new biometric voter registration process could disenfranchise women in the largely Muslim north, where cultural practices may prevent them from having their photos taken.
  • Cameroon:  New Vote Move May Bar Women

    Inter Press Service, 7 November 2012

    Cameroon's new biometric registration of voters may end up disenfranchising many potential voters, especially women in the country's predominantly Muslim north where cultural ... read more »

Women clad in dresses with the image of Cameroonian President Paul Biya.

  • Cameroon:  Upper Nyong Reaffirms Support for Biya

    Cameroon Tribune, 7 November 2012

    The inhabitants of Messamena joined the rest of the nation on Tuesday to celebrate President Paul Biya's 30 years in office. read more »

  • Cameroon:  Total Mobilisation in Obala for Voter Registration

    Cameroon Tribune, 7 November 2012

    The population of Obala, Lekie Division of the Centre Region, in general and supporters of the Cameroon Peoples' Democratic Movement (CPDM) party in particular, have pledged to ... read more »

  • Cameroon:  Opposition Parties Involved in Voter's Registration Despite Complaints

    Cameroon Tribune, 30 October 2012

    The parties have adopted various strategies to encourage their supporters to register. read more »

  • Cameroon:  Over 1,570 voters registered in north west region

    Cameroon Tribune, 29 October 2012

    The Electoral Board Chairman of Elections Cameroon is on the field mobilising voters. read more »

  • Cameroon:  Women Push for Equality

    The Nation, 26 February 2012

    Cameroonian women have called on the government to respect national and international conventions it signed by ensuring parity between men and women in appointments to top ... read more »

  • Cameroon:  2012 elections - SDF wants more female representation

    Cameroon Tribune, 30 January 2012

    The desire was echoed in Bamenda on January 28 by the party's Socialist Women group. The Socialist Women, the women's wing of the main opposition party in Cameroon, the Social ... read more »

  • Cameroon:  Religious Leaders Fed Up With Voting Fraud

    Ecumenical News International, 28 March 2012

    Religious leaders in Cameroon usually don't get involved in electoral politics. But in early March, a group of Muslim and Christian leaders went to see the president of the ... read more »