Forum des Femmes Autochtones du Cameroun


Forum des Femmes Autochtones du Cameroun, which translates as Forum of Indigenous Women of Cameroon (FFAC) was founded in 2010 by a group of indigenous women to create a society where indigenous women and girls are free from all forms of violence, discrimination and marginalisation. FFAC works with minority girls (Mbororo and Pygmies), vulnerable children and young women who have been victims of gender-based violence. It organises capacity building workshops to educate religious and community leaders about harmful cultural and traditional practices. FFAC also offers psychological counselling to adolescent girl victims of gender-based violence and provides them with temporary shelter. The organisation affords access to education and health facilities to children affected by HIV/AIDS. With the support of partners, the organisation offers psychological, medical and legal support and provides school materials to those who need it. FFAC educates adolescent girls on reproductive health and the prevention of HIV/AIDS. It is currently supporting 50 orphans and other vulnerable children infected and affected by HIV/Aids in three regions of the country. FFAC has helped over 1,200 people, in part thanks to the strong links it has with the community where it operates. It is a girl-led organisation that works collaboratively with key stakeholders.