Promoting domestication and enforcement of International Instruments
practices to contribute to the fight against climate change
Promoting environmental and economic benefits through sustainable
farming practices in rural communities..
CYJULERC is a predominantly feminist membership nongovernmental, nonprofit organization working to promote women and children’s human rights, and the empowerment of marginalized communities in Cameroon. For close to two decades, CYJULERC has contributed to achieving legislation to criminalize the worst forms of discriminatory cultural practices against women, promoted juvenile justice and children’s education, and contributed to the empowerment of women and their families.
Gathering and preservation of evidence is crucial to holding perpetrators of sexual violence accountable. In response to the high rate of sexual and gender based violence in the conflict stricken regions of Cameroon, CYJULERC has been building capacity of community-based organizations (CBOs), medical staff and lawyers to provide psychosocial, medical and legal support to victims. So far, we have trained 118 stakeholders and 103 cases have been assisted in 18 months. “Our challenge as a predominantly female jurists’ organization is to ensure all victims of sexual violence in conflict in Cameroon are given the necessary support and all perpetrators held accountable.” Justice Esther Ayuk, founder, CYJULERC.