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(Frieda Werden)

WINGS #43-20 Resisting Rape in Cameroon

Speaking the truth is step one

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This program is about the topic of rape and also references incest and suicide. The young women speakers are emotional. There are two advisory statements at the top for listeners who may prefer not to hear. The narratives have been edited to eliminate all graphic detail and comply with the US's broadcast restrictions (stricter even than Canada's)


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Length: 0:28:49
Uploaded: 8 Feb, 2021

Recording Date: 8 Feb, 2021
Recording Location: Yaounde, Cameroon; Denman Island BC Canada
Logsheet: none
Language: English
Topical for: Timeless
Status: Complete, Ready to Air
Copyright: Creative Commons License
WINGS #43-20 Resisting Rape in Cameroon by Patience Wirngo and WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service. is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
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Program Title: WINGS #43-20 Resisting Rape in Cameroon
Description: Girls and women in Cameroon are being urged to speak the truth about rapes they have experienced, for their mental health, and to help address the problem.

Host(s): Patience Wirngo, Frieda Werden
Featured Speakers/Guests: Speakers in this program are: three young women who are coming out about their rapes, including Comfort, who since committed suicide; a friend of Comfort; Josephine Nsono, Gender and Child Protection Supervisor for the Cameroon Baptist Convention's Health Services Operation in Northwest Cameroon; Barrister and gender equality activist Joy Chefu;and Marie-Therese Abena Ondoa, Cameroons Minister of Womens Empowerment and the Family.

Credits: Produced by Patience Wirngo; WINGS series producer, Frieda Werden.

Comments: The speeches of the young women coming out about their rape experiences have been edited to comply with US language restrictions.

Regional > Africa
Health > Mental Health
Society and Culture > Sexuality
Politics > Feminism
Created By BIPOC
Politics > Activism
Society and Culture > Childhood
Spirituality and Religion
Society and Culture > Women
Type: Weekly Program

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