Southern Cameroons is Africa’s biggest humanitarian crisis. Millions of dollars in international aid are needed to support people caught up in the conflict that has rocked the Federal Republic of Ambazonia-Africa’s newest nation.
A conference has been announced in Munich, Germany to support Southern Cameroons. The Munich Conference is expected to bring together accomplished Southern Cameroons women from all the nooks and crannies of Europe and even beyond to rise to the challenge of raising the money needed to help millions of Southern Cameroonians whose lives have been torn apart by the devastating war of independence.
The organizers of the Southern Cameroons European Women Conference (SCEW) also intend to raise significant funding to meet the immediate and longer-term needs of those affected.
SCEW was born after the Brussels European Conference of 31st March – 2nd April, 2017.
It is an association that is made up women across the European Continent, whose origin is Southern Cameroons / Ambazonia. The association was born out of need.
Since the wake of the crisis in October 2016, the French Cameroon government has been persecuting the people of Southern Cameroons. Many have sought for refuge in neighbouring Nigeria, while thousands have fled into the forest within the territory.
The French Cameroun military has set homes and villages in flames. Thousands have also been wounded, others arrested and thrown into prisons and many have been killed in the course of fighting to restore the sovereignty of the homeland.
SCEW welcomes all initiatives that work positively to the liberation of homeland. The upcoming SCEW Conference, is the first ever women’s conference since the wake of the crisis. This will take place on Saturday 13th July 2019 in Munich Germany. This conference will be crowned by a fundraising Gala.
Some of the objectives are to identify the potentials of the Southern Cameroons woman and empower the women so that they can play key roles in the quest for self-determination. We understand that the Munich conference will inter alia diagnose and analyze the challenges in the Ambazonia Revolution and make recommendations.
The women are also planning to build a collaborative platform with other stakeholders in the Revolution so as to create greater impact on GZ and G1. This conference is just the beginning of greater things to come.
By Asu Isong and Chi Prudence Asong