Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Gender and Corruption

  
In the recent debates surrounding corruption, I can’t help but ask myself if women are less corrupt than men, and whether encouraging women to hold top positions is an accurate anti-corruption strategy. Is there a gender difference in tolerance for corruption?
Really, does corruption have a gender?

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

We're talking Women's Rights-Not rocket Science

In a world where women form half the population and give birth to the other half, I still find it hard to understand why issues surrounding their health, rights, sexuality, body and decisions remain under debate. I can’t understand why so many complexities and complications are created out of basic, simple issues – women’s rights.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Men, Theatre and New Masculinities

“I now understand the physical, emotional, and hormonal changes my partner goes through during pregnancy. It is now easier for me to recognize a problem and jointly plan to stop having children. She has been pregnant almost each year for the past 8 years and it’s funny how I didn’t realize I could be part of the solution.”

When a man in rural Cameroon utters these words, you know change is coming.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Sexual Health is a right, people

I’m demanding young people’s access to sexual and reproductive health and rights in the post-2015 agenda because we can’t wait afford to wait any longer. In 2014, it is a shame that young people have limited or no control over their sexual health. It is a shame that SRHR services are still managed as a luxury item for the 99%, while basic education on sexual health and rights don’t have a place in our educational system. And, why should the decision to have or not have a child be left in the hands of fate or chance or luck instead of choice?

Thursday, March 5, 2015

From my activism to meeting the Queen!!!

I come from Cameroon, a country where there are still many taboos. In 2015 people still fear to talk openly about sex, to have a nice polite conversation about women being able to make their own decisions about their own bodies, or for couples being able to make their own choices.

For many women, sex is still something that is done non-consensually, without the ability to say “Yes I like it” or “This is how I like it” or “No I don’t want it”.
Sex is not something that’s a mutual decision but something that is rather done unto another. For the most part, there is no separation of pleasure from procreation and young women have to bear the burden of unwanted pregnancies, laying down their own lives as collateral damage in the process.

My Favorite books

  • How Amazing Women Lead
  • Ripples From The Zambezi
  • The Children of Afrikville
  • The Media Are America
  • Thief in The Night

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