Women in Alternative Action Cameroon

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Women in Alternative Action - WAA Cameroon were the main guests on the National Radio CRTV broad audience interactive programme Morning Safari. The interactive, call-in programme was geared towards bringing attention to the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) Diplomatic Conference in July 2012, the UNPoA Review Conference as well as on the need for the Cameroon Government to ratify the Kinshasa Convention and to harmonise the draft firearms law proposed by WAA Cameroon to Ministries and Parliament.

Women in Alternative Action Cameroon held discussions with authorities of the Ministry of External Relations in Cameroon to bring attention to the forthcoming ATT conference and the need for quick ratification of the Kinshasa Convention and to call for improvement of Cameroon’s gun policy.

From 7-10 May 2012 in Chad, IANSA's Africa Programme Officer with IANSA women from WAA Cameroon led a Central Africa Regional Women-Only Training Institute on women, armed violence and small arms control. The curriculum and materials were developed by the IANSA Women's Network and the Institute was organised by the Economic Community of Central Africa States (ECCAS) with financial support from the 2nd EU Programme to Support Peace and Security Matters (PAPSII).

Women in Alternative Action, an IANSA member in Cameroon, marked the 10 year anniversary of the UN Programme of Action on small arms (PoA) with a people’s consultation on the Central African Convention on Small Arms, also known as the Kinshasa Convention.