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Impact of Early Marriage :Sexuality and Domestic Violence

Impact of Early Marriage :Sexuality and Domestic Violence

UNICEF defines child marriage as “a formal marriage or union before 18 years of age.” While the legal age limit for boys and girls in Cameroon and some countries in Africa are 21 and 18 years respectively, there are many parts of the world where early marriages take place. Traditionally the culture of early marriages […]

The Women Labour Force And Its Role In Globalization

The Women Labour Force And Its Role In Globalization

  How far is the process of equality among genders in the working world advanced? Are women really equally treated when it comes to wages and working chances? Is the employment situation for women really fair or are there obstacles making it harder for women to enter the labour work force? How hard is for […]

Women and Occupational Health

Women and Occupational Health

  Identifying issues and problems in the occupational health of women remains a challenge. Much of women's work remains unrecognized, uncounted and unpaid: work in the home, in agriculture, food production and the marketing of home-made products, for example. Within the paid labour force, women are disproportionately concentrated in the informal sector, beyond the scope […]

Impact of Sharing Responsibilities Between a Man and a Woman

Impact of Sharing Responsibilities Between a Man and a Woman

Besides sex, money is the number one subject couples argue about. But it’s become an even more contentious issue in recent years. Up until quite recently, most husbands made more money than their wives, who typically had more responsibilities caring for the home and children. That’s no longer the case. With more women going to […]

Sexual Assault: The Silent, Violent Epidemic

Sexual Assault: The Silent, Violent Epidemic

Sexual assault continues to represent the most rapidly growing violent crime claiming a victim every 45 seconds. Because many of these attacks occurring daily go unreported and unrecognized, sexual assault can be considered a “silent-violent epidemic.”  Women are raped or sexually assaulted especially girls under age 18. Less is known about the frequency of rapes […]

The New Breadwinners, A Women’s Nation Changes Everything

The New Breadwinners, A Women’s Nation Changes Everything

  Rosaline Obah is a graduate from the University of Buea with a Bsc. In Journalism and Mass Communication and women and Gender Studies. Presently Communication Secretary for the PCC in the Northwest Region, she has taken a profound interest in gender issues and presently writes a column on BamendaOnline.net (Feminine line). She has also […]

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