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  1. When Girls' Lives Matter: Ending Forced and Early Marriage in Cameroon

    The past decade has witnessed a dramatic increase in awareness about early and forced marriage of girls as a widespread violation of human rights. In short, early and forced marriage exacerbate gender inequality and the likelihood of poor outcomes throughout life. Combining public education about the negative effects of early and forced marriage with positive preventive strategies is valuable. The Association for the Struggle Against Violence Against Women (ALVF) in Cameroon is one such example. …

  2. Sandrine: vivre positif

    Ce document est une bande dessinée publiée par l'IRESCO (Institut de Recherche et des Etudes de Comportements) établi à Yaoundé dans le cadre du projet "Entre nous jeunes" financé par le Fonds des Nations Unies pour la Population. L'histoire mise en scène est celle d'une jeune fille de 17 ans, Sandrine, qui apprend de son médecin qu'elle est séropositive. Elle est très surprise car elle n'a eu qu'un seul partenaire sexuel dans sa vie, qu'elle est fidèle et qu'elle pense que son partenaire l'est aussi. …

  3. Young women's perceived ability to refuse sex in urban Cameroon

    This study is an article extracted from "Studies in family Planning" published in December 2008. It draws upon data from the 2002 Cameroon Adolescent Reproductive Health Survey to analyse the determinants of young women's perceived ability to refuse sex in urban Cameroon. Young women's status characteristics predict their vulnerability differently under different circumstances, and young women report having a lower ability to refuse sex in their relationships with men in positions of power over them. …

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