The Center for Advocacy in Gender Equality and Action for Development (CAGEAD) was founded by WaaH Clotilda Andiensa and a group of female teachers in 2007 in the Northwest Region of Cameroon.
The main aim was to promote women’s rights and fight gender inequalities within schools and in local communities. We had observed that there was limited knowledge on sex and sexuality among young girls who were often discriminated against and sexually harassed in and around the school milieu which usually resulted in teenage pregnancies, poor performance in school and eventually drop-outs.
This precipitated an urgent need for intervention in these communities.
Today CAGEAD undertakes its work in four main program areas
- HEALTH=Comprehensive Sexuality Education, including Reproductive health education in schools and communities. We are increasing young women’s access to reproductive health / services within local communities
- HUMAN RIGHTS.( WOMENS RIGHTS. Community Education and Advocacy against all forms of gender-based violence, including trafficking, sexual exploitation and harmful traditional practices such as early marriages.
- Volunteerism We invest time and knowledge in young women and boys by running a volunteerism scheme. Young boys and girls gain skills in community DEVELOPMENT, gain leadership skills and are exposed to opportunities where they can unleash their full potentials.
- EDUCATION. Our Scholarship Scheme. We offer educational support and mentorship to promising young women in secondary schools who come from underprivileged backgrounds.