Four panellists addressed themselves to some two hundred Brussels-based Cameroonian women, accompanied by Belgian friends, and a handful of men, in the presence of Ambassador Daniel Evina Abe’e and comrades, on Sunday 12th March in the Uccle neighbourhood of Brussels, Belgium. In respect of the 2017 theme for the International Movement for Women’s rights, namely, “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030, ” each highlighted an aspect craving the attention of the majority of women.
Dr. Edwige Abena, Epidemiologist, President of the Association for Equality and the Growth of Women (APEDEF) advised those who can to create their own enterprise. Closely linked to that, Madam Charlotte Latani, Social Worker at CPAS presented her organisation which is run from the top by women. Thereafter, Madame Fadimatou Ahmat, President of CAW in Leuven, Director of CINESAH Film Festival in Garoua, and President of the NGO Kaotal insisted that strategies must be implemented to keep girls in school beyond the primary level, especially in the North of Cameroon. Addressing herself to women at all levels and in all domains Madame Marie Pierre Nyatanyi, Specialist in Gender Development, holder of a degree in Political Science and International Law, and Writer stressed the importance of ICTS in women’s education and work.
The Head of Mission expressed satisfaction with the presentations, following the question and answer session. In addition, there was Balafon music from Minleng Simon and his group; a Solo and chéorography by Gigi Mone, an exhibition of Cameroonian fabric, clothes, tea, Penja pepper, food, among others. After dinner composed of Cameroonian cuisine, the dance floor was open to all.