The Minister of Women’s Empowerment and the Family, ABENA ONDOA née OBAMA Marie Thérèse recently granted an audience to the outgoing Japanese Ambassador to Cameroon, Kunia OKAMURA. In the course of their discussions the diplomat made it clear that in his three years mission in Cameroon, the cooperation ties between the two nations through the Ministry of Women’s Empowerment and the Family were fruitful, with priorities to soothe women’s, children’s and families’ conditions. Japan gouverment has been a partner indeed to MINPROFF in its quest specially, in assuring gender welfare in order to empower women, children as well as refugees and displaced persons. He revealed to the minister to always count on the Japanese multi-purpose assistance in carrying out her future projects. All projects financed here in Cameroon, must be gender-sensitive projects. Cooperation will be insensified in security, humanitarian, food assistance to victims and internal displaced persons who are mostly women and children. First beneficiaries of the PAM food support project. « Supporting women and children in distress is top priority » he added.
On her part, MINPROFF lauded the constant Japanese multi-purpose support to the gouverment, and her Ministry. She went further by downstream projects realised in 2016/2017 thanks to Japan’s largesse : the funding of the launching ceremonies of IWD, a Study on Gender Based Violence, the Revision of the National GBV Strategy and National FGM Action Plan, an Elaboration of the 1325 Resolution of the Security Council «Peace, Women and Security and its related connexes, capacity-builing training sessions of 1000 Magistrates and Police Officers, creation of shelters, homes, cohesion settlements, capacity building training sessions in Japan for MINPROFF’s staff…On a pleasant note, Madam Minister saluted the Japanese government relentless support in carrying out future activities in empowering women and children through education and mobilisation of families. The important personalities bidfarwell after a family photograph in front of the conference hall of the ministry.