Group In Cameroon Advocates Against Breast Ironing

The Guardian: Empowering girls to speak out against breast ironing
Gabriella Jozwiak, a freelance journalist and the Africa programs support volunteer at Y Care International

Jozwiak writes about “Came women and girls development organization (Came W&G), which encourages girls to advocate against the practice of breast ironing in Cameroon. … Came W&G focuses on empowering girls to break their silence. [Members] organize community meetings in the capital Yaoundé, where they share their physical and mental traumas. The group lobbies traditional leaders and government representatives for change, and carries out door-knocking to persuade mothers and young victims…” (1/7).

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