January 26, 2023
IAWRT Cameroon chapter held its first meeting in 2023 on January 16. Chapter head Tchonko Becky Bissong presided over the meeting. The chapter discussed its chapter activities from 2020-2022, financial reports and legal registration. Sidonie Pogmoni presented the resolutions of the IAWRT Biennial Conference 2022, held in November in Tanzania, and also discussed the possibility of pitching to host the next biennial conference.
The chapter also discussed conducting activities in view of 8th March 2023, World Press Freedom Day, Rural Women’s Day, and the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence among others. The group is looking to produce short documentaries on how lack of identification papers hinders the socio-economic evolution of girls and women fleeing conflicts in the North-West and South Region and on the life of internally displaced peoples from Cameroon living in Congo and Nigeria.
The IAWRT Cameroon chapter head thanked all who made time to attend the meeting both physically and virtually, especially Mandira Raut, IAWRT Board secretary and for active participation evident in the rich contributions and ideas to boost our activities.