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Introducing myself and my journal: 'No to violence against women and young girls'

About Me:
I am Madam Marah M N Epie, aged 45 years, a Cameroonian, bilingual, living and working in my country. As concerns my educational background, I have a Bachelor's degree in English with specialisation in Linguistics (1992); in 1995 - 1997, trained as an Administrator in Social Work, and graduated with a professional diploma in Social Work, from the National School of Administration and Magistracy (ENAM) Yaounde.
Since leaving school in 1997, I am employed in the Ministry of Women's Empowerment and the Family in my country, and presently handle the post of Divisional Delegate. for Menoua in the West region. As Divisional Delegate, I coordinate and supervise action plans in all 06 Sub-Divisions in Menoua, prepare and execute budgets, inform/educate/train my target population, encourage partnership...
Besides, I am engaged in volunteering services: 1999 - 2005, worked for a national NGO, Association de Lutte contreles Violences faites aux Femmes (ALVF) ; since September 2012 a Say No to Violence UNIFEM external partner; networking with the World Global Network for Women's Reproductive Health and Rights (WGNRR) ...
I work for both the rural and urban population. I'm very open to new ideas and challenges; and can easily adapt.

My Passions:
Empathy for the less privileged; Educating the public

My Challenges:
My biggest challenge is with men who question and react poorly when I summon them to my office for a family or marital conflict.

My Vision for the Future:
The world we want!

My Areas of Expertise:
Promoting and protecting Women's rights

Comments

jacollura's picture

Hello and welcome!

Hello, Marah, and welcome to World Pulse! I hope you find this a supportive and encouraging space to make connections and exchange ideas. I look forward to hearing more from you.
In peace,
Julie

Marah Mbine Ngole Epie's picture

Response

Dear Julie,
Hello to you!
Thank you for commenting on my first journal.
Kindly introduce yourself and your activities, so as to guide our communication.
Best regards!

Marah

Fatima Waziri's picture

Hey there! Welcome to

Hey there! Welcome to PulseWire!

It’s so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fabulous time with your new online friends as well as find this to be a very positive experience. I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community.

Welcome again to our global community and I look forward to hearing more from you here on PulseWire!

Peace!
Fatima

Marah Mbine Ngole Epie's picture

Thank you!

Dear Fatima,
I read PulseWire mails with alot of emotions. The community sounds so very friendly. Thank you for your words of encouragement!
Infact, I am very determined to cooperate with you all.
Permit me share an experience I had with the decision-making body of my church in the West region of Cameroon, last Saturday, 23rd March 2013. The Youth group, in the course of presenting their report to the assembly, raised a point on 'sexual harassment' of the group members, precisely, high school and university students, by their fathers and pastors in the various congregations.
I watched keenly as all other points were debated upon, except that on sexual abuse of our young girls who were crying out for help. At last, I put ut up my hand and reacted as an activist. Still not satisfied with the way the matter was waved aside, there I heralded the youth leader, and I've resolved to work with them. We must break the silence!

Marah

Permit me share an experience I had with the decision-making body of my church in the West region of Cameroon, last Saturday, 23rd March 2013. The Youth group, in the course of presenting their report to the assembly, raised a point on 'sexual harassment' of the group members, precisely, high school and university students, by their fathers and pastors in the various congregations.
I watched keenly as all other points were debated upon, except that on sexual abuse of our young girls who were crying out for help. At last, I put ut up my hand and reacted as an activist. Still not satisfied with the way the matter was waved aside, there I heralded the youth leader, and I've resolved to work with them. We must break the silence!

Marah

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