End Child Marriage on Internally Displaced Girls in Cameroon is a project aiming at reducing Child Marriage among Internally Displaced Girls through the provision of access to education. The project was designed following the socio-political conflict between the Cameroon military and the arm separatist fighters that broke out in 2016 with schools shutdown. The project will provide educational support to 50 Internally Displaced Girls to retune to school in the next academic year.
Statistics from the United Nations High Commission for Refugees Office in Cameroon published in 2018 demonstrate that more than 500,000 persons are internally displaced in the two English Speaking Regions of Cameroon due to the Socio-Political Conflict. According to an assessment carried by INTERNAP on her beneficiaries living in Lebialem Division affected by the conflict, it was noticed that the population of the community fled to Villages of Menue West Region abandoning their daily businesses.
The project will provide educational support to 50 Internally Displaced Girls to retune to school in the next academic year, sensitized 20,000 boys and men on consequences of child marriage and crate 10 Anti-Child Marriage Clubs in 10 secondary schools in the mentioned villages with the clubs leaders trained on interpersonal communication advocacy skills that enables them to advocate for the importance of girl' education.
Child Marriage among Internally Displaced Girls who fled their communities to villages in the Menue Division West Region of Cameroon due to the socio-political conflict and are at risk of being forced into marriage is reduced by 70% through the provision of educational support to internally displaced girls. The first phase of the project has been supported by Mundo Coorperante