Donation Options

Increasing access to justice in rural Cameroon

 
$6,421
$3,579
Raised
Remaining

Summary

Our project began life in 2008 after several outbursts of mob justice in Southwest Cameroon. For the past four years we have been employing a long-term strategy, collaborating with rural communities to increase the capacities of their traditional councils. Our work ensures that there are more effective forums of justice available to the poorest in society, so that individuals will never again be encouraged to turn towards mob justice.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Mob justice is a frequent occurrence throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. Individuals are often accused in the heat of the moment and are offered no chance of defending themselves against injury or death. In Southwest Cameroon this violence stems from a larger problem: a lack of trust in and access to the formal legal system and an absence of outlets for individual and societal grievances. Grassroots forums of justice tend to suffer from a host of problems from bad governance to widespread ignorance.

How will this project solve this problem?

Through dialogue and workshops our project facilitates the creation of fair and effective forums of justice in local communities throughout Southwest rural Cameroon. In collaboration with those local communities we train traditional councils and encourage them to adopt responsible yet practical behaviours and procedures. We aim to strengthen those pre-existing institutions within the community that can support the themes that lead to a more peaceful society, better able to focus on development.

Potential Long Term Impact

Individuals will be less likely to become victim of mob attacks, and will have access to cheap, effective mechanisms to resolve their disputes and grievances. Communities will have more resources, time, and space to invest in the future, in development projects that affect the overall wellbeing of the all members of the society.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $6,421
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $3,579
Total Funding Goal: $10,000

Resources

Donate by US Mobile Phone

Text GIVE 13222 to 80088 to donate $10 to Increasing access to justice in rural Cameroon. Message and data rates may apply. Only works for US mobile phones.
TXT MSG from our lawyers: Note that your $10 donation will be made to the GlobalGiving Foundation-Increasing access to justice in rural Cameroon project. Charges will appear on your wireless bill, or be deducted from your prepaid balance. All purchases must be authorized by the account holder. You must reply YES to the confirmation message. You must be 18 years of age or have parental permission to participate. Text STOP to 80088 to stop all communication. Text HELP to 80088 for help. Message and data rates may apply. Full Terms: www.mGive.org/T. Privacy Policy: goto.gg/privacy.
An anonymous donor will match all new monthly recurring donations, but only if 75% of donors upgrade to a recurring donation today.
Terms and conditions apply.
Make a monthly recurring donation on your credit card. You can cancel at any time.
Make a donation in honor or memory of:
What kind of card would you like to send?
How much would you like to donate?
gift Make this donation a gift, in honor of, or in memory of someone?

Organization

Project Leader

Ntebo Ebenezer Awungafac

Kumba, Southwest Cameroon Cameroon

Where is this project located?

Map of Increasing access to justice in rural Cameroon
Close
Great; we do too!
Enter your email address to receive updates from this project and from GlobalGiving
We respect your privacy.