Sector which is very forgotten in African setting because people do not understand the challenge women have to take care of their sexual and reproductive health. It is a very important part of as woman’s life and there is a lot of stigma taboos and silence around the sexual health.
Menstruation – people don’t talk about, when women that have problems about fertility – raising awareness in communities and providing support.
When we started project, we were providing disposable pads for girls but it was not sustainable so decided to make reusable pads which was more sustainable. We train girls and women to make pads for themselves and then make for people in their community for minimal costs.
Case Studies / Past Work
Also partner with other NGOs and associations – they place orders
We have projects for Commemorative dates,
- Breast cancer awareness (All October ) – partner with
World Menstrual Hygiene Day (May)
Program – infertility to raise awareness about
- Cameroon Baptist Convention – Give space and women patients come for
- International Body Talks
- Integrated Health Organization
- AID REFUGEES CAMEROON
- SANDRINE NCHOTU FOUNDATION
- MAKOGE FOUNDATION
Trafficking in women and children
The event on the sixth floor of the Radio House is focused on trafficking in women and children in Cameroon.
Memories are still fresh on the stories of the female returnees from the Middle East and the case of the Libyan slave markets with hundreds of Cameroonian victims.
The talks are targeting about 100 young people.
Organized by MEWIC Cameroon and the Welisane Foundation in partnership with CRTV Radio, the event will be echoed in other radio programs like Young Frequency, Calling the Women and Between Us the Ladies more on the news.
Menstruation and menstrual hygiene
I think the best time to teach girls about menstruation and menstrual hygiene is before they even start menstruating.
However Menstrual Education is a continuous process.
Welisane Foundation together with Dr Banmi Lilian Ngwana, a Gyneco-obstetrician and Barrister Penga Moira, a Gender Activist added their voices to that of the international community to raise awareness on menstrual hygiene as well as donate sanitary towels to those already having their monthly flow at the St. Therese Orphanage in Obili Yaounde.
I equally hold the opinion that Menstrual Education needs to be inclusive so as to avoid boys booing at girls whenever they are “stained” and to support girls in this journey. It was interesting having boys on board responding to questions.