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Victim-Blaming of Teen Rape Survivors in Cameroon

The Advice Project | Posted 05.04.2015 | Impact
The Advice Project

According to a U.N. survey of crime trends in 2008, the rape rate in my country, Cameroon, was 2.4 women per 100,000 citizens. Sadly, these numbers don't reflect the reality of how many women and girls actually get raped in Cameroon.

Soldiers Bring Vaccines To People In Areas Prone To Attacks From Boko Haram

IRIN News | Posted 04.21.2015 | Impact

This post originally appeared on IRIN News. MAROUA, 13 April 2015 (IRIN) - How do you vaccinate women and children against polio in remote areas p...

How Nigeria Can Lead Again

Henri Fouda | Posted 04.10.2015 | World
Henri Fouda

Nigeria has a long history of strong leadership. Under both civilian and military rules in the past, Nigeria has provided a beneficial leadership in African affairs. For the sake of Nigeria, Africa and the world, it needs to lead again.

Young People Making a Difference: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.09.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Two years ago The Pollination Project started a daily giving practice, making daily $1000 grants to social change visionaries around the world.

Little Sparks: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.13.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Two years ago The Pollination Project started a daily giving practice, making daily $1000 grants to social change visionaries around the world. This summer we will make our 1000th grant! Here are the extraordinary people we supported with seed funding this week.

Stunning Photos Of Teen Moms' Struggles In Cameroon -- And How We Can Help

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 03.20.2015 | Impact

One photographer has captured glimpses of the reality of life as a teenage mother in underserved regions of Cameroon. Artist Paolo Patruno visited ...

Hopeful Horizons: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.10.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Two years ago, The Pollination Project started a daily giving practice, making daily $1000 grants to social change visionaries around the world. Since we started, over 50 individuals and families have joined in, each giving $1 or more a day to support the grantees.

Compassion Around the World: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.11.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Just over two years ago The Pollination Project started a daily giving practice, making daily $1000 grants to social change visionaries around the world.

Separated at Birth: Delivering in a Cameroonian Prison

Jennifer James | Posted 02.05.2015 | Impact
Jennifer James

With the help of other women prisoners she called her fellow prison mates and coached them with strict instructions. Cécile gave birth to Christelle at 40 weeks on an average, early Monday morning, but a day pitted in deep sorrow and sadness for her.

Boko Haram Shoot, Burn To Death Dozens Of Civilians In Cameroon

AP | EDWIN KINDZEKA MOKI and MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 04.07.2015 | World

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Hundreds of Boko Haram fighters took revenge Thursday on villagers in Cameroon, shooting and burning scores to death and ra...

Boko Haram Slaughter Over 100 People In Cameroon

Reuters | Posted 02.04.2015 | World

ACCRA, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Boko Haram fighters killed more than 100 people during an attack on the north Cameroon town of Fotokol, murdering residents i...

'New Generation' Of Wars, Epidemics, Disasters Harming 60 Million Children: UNICEF

Reuters | Posted 03.31.2015 | Impact

(Adds remarks by UNICEF's Khan in interview paragraphs 5, 16-25) By Magdalena Mis LONDON, Jan 29 (Thomson Reuters Found...

German Man Kidnapped By Boko Haram Freed

AP | By MOKI EDWIN KINDZEKA | Posted 03.23.2015 | World

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — A German man who was kidnapped by the Boko Haram Islamic extremist group in July and freed said Wednesday he never knew if ...

Boko Haram Kidnaps Scores In Cameroon, Minister Says

AP | BASHIR ADIGUN and ROBBIE COREY-BOULET | Posted 01.19.2015 | World

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram attacked a village in northern Cameroon early Sunday, killing three people and staging its largest kidnapping yet i...

How Cameroon's Imams Are Using The Internet To Fight Boko Haram

VOA News | Moki Edwin Kindzeka | Posted 01.15.2015 | Religion

YAOUNDE — Muslim clerics, traditional rulers and dignitaries from Cameroon's northern border areas with Nigeria have assembled in Yaounde to be trai...

African HRC Reflects on 2014

Melanie Nathan | Posted 03.07.2015 | Gay Voices
Melanie Nathan

As Americans revel in equality gains, we cannot forget that as LGBTI people, we are all members of a persecuted global minority with a responsibility towards one another, regardless of who we are or where we live.

Boko Haram Hits Villages In Cameroon In Wave Of Attacks

Reuters | Posted 02.28.2015 | World

By Tansa Musa YAOUNDE, Dec 29 (Reuters) - Cameroon's army killed at least 41 Islamist militants as it fought off a wave of attacks alo...

Cameroon Army Says It Killed 116 Boko Haram Militants

Posted 12.18.2014 | World

YAOUNDE, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Cameroon's army killed 116 Boko Haram militants on Wednesday when they attacked a base in the Far North region of the coun...

Generosity Around the World: Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 02.06.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Every day for the past two years, The Pollination Project has made seed grants to up and coming social change leaders around the world. We are happy ...

Slowing the Brain Drain in Central Africa to Protect the Environment and Public Health

UCLA Inst. of the Environment and Sustainability | Posted 01.08.2015 | Green
UCLA Inst. of the Environment and Sustainability

By Karla Renschler Central Africa--long plagued by conflict and widespread poverty--faces another significant challenge to sustainable development...

Cameroon Releases 7 Suspects Accused Of Breaking Anti-Gay Law

AP | Posted 10.09.2014 | Gay Voices

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — An official says seven people who were arrested this month on suspicion of violating Cameroon's anti-gay law have been rele...

Drinking Baileys In This Country Could Mean You're Gay -- And Going To Jail

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.18.2014 | Gay Voices

A Cameroonian attorney says that one of his clients was convicted of "feminine mannerisms" for drinking Bailey's Irish Cream under his country's stric...

LGBTI People Face Harsh Laws in Both Free and Unfree Countries

Freedom House | Posted 10.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Freedom House

Supporters of LGBTI rights should not overlook the democracies that continue to exclude some of their citizens from the equal protection of the law.

The Story Behind the Hair: Contemporary, Repressive Cameroon

Kevin A. Lees | Posted 10.07.2014 | Media
Kevin A. Lees

There's so much more to Africa, both good and bad, than Chantal Biya's hair. But you'd never know it from the stories of the last 48 hours in mainstream American media outlets.

Boko Haram Clashes With Cameroon Troops In Deadly Cross-Border Raids

Reuters | Posted 09.25.2014 | World

YAOUNDE, July 26 (Reuters) - Nigeria's Islamist militant group Boko Haram has carried out two cross-border attacks into Cameroon since Friday, killi...