Women and Children amidst the Cameroonian Anglophone Crisis: A Testimony by NGO Leader Esther Omam Njomo

The Cameroonian Anglophone Crisis has so far claimed at least 3,000 lives and led to the displacement of more than half a million people, transforming everyone’s life in the South-West region of Cameroon.

Esther Omam Njomo, founder and director of the Buea-based organisation Reach Out Cameroon, will talk about the crisis and its impact on the lives of women and children. For more than twenty years, Reach Out has fought for the socio-economic empowerment of marginalised groups, and has now taken a leading role in mitigating the negative effect of the crisis. Apart from her work as director of Reach Out, Esther has been the general coordinator of the South West/North West Women's Task Force and is currently providing practical assistance to support a team from the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom in a fact-finding mission on the current Cameroonian crisis.

A free sandwich lunch will be provided between 11.45 am and 12.15 pm.

For further questions, please contact the organiser (theodor.borrmann@qeh.ox.ac.uk).

Note: the organisers of the event stand in solidarity with the UCU Strike. This talk, while certainly of academic interest, is organised by students for non-academic purposes. We are very glad that the speaker Esther Omam Njomo is able to join us, and we hope that the talk creates wider awareness on the current Cameroonian crisis.

28 Nov
Time:
12:15
Speaker:
  • Esther Omam Njomo (Executive Director at Reach Out Cameroon)
Location:
Meeting Room A, ODID, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TB