PROMOTING WOMEN’S ECONOMIC RIGHTS IN CAMEROON (WERC PROJECT)
“Enhancing Women’s Access to Social Protection in Cameroon”
March 18th, 2022, 03:00 pm (Cameroon time) on Zoom Platform, (Register Now)
Social protection is defined as the set of mechanisms of collective provision that allow individuals or households to cope financially with the consequences of social risks (old age, illness, disability, unemployment, family burdens, etc.). In Cameroon, this system is still embryonic, mainly because of the difficulties associated with the supply of social insurance. In 2011, only 580,200 people (a rate of 7 percent) were covered by the National Social Security Fund (CNPS) out of an estimated working population of 8.4 million (ILO, 2011). By implementing the National Development Strategy 2020-2030 (NDS30) in November 2020, the Government of Cameroon has placed social protection at the center of the fight against poverty and vulnerability. In this light, the government intends to expand social coverage for marginalized populations by gradually integrating them into the system. With regard to women in particular, the government has developed a National Gender Policy (NGP) document dealing with gender issues in the strategies and budgets of the ministries, the creation of a large number of projects and programs in favor of women at the national and local levels, and the implementation of various activities to promote women’s rights (). Despite these efforts, gender issues remain a cause for concern in this domain. It is within this framework that the Nkafu Policy Institute, a Think tank at the Denis and Lenora Foretia Foundation is organizing a panel discussion on the theme: “Enhancing Women’s access to Social Protection in Cameroon.
The main objective of this event is to discuss ways to facilitate the establishment of a functional and accessible social protection system for all women in Cameroon. Specifically, the discussion will:
- Evaluate the conformity of social protection programs defined by the government to the realities of the population;
- Discuss social protection programs that could benefit women in the informal sector.
- Propose strategies to ensure social coverage for all women in Cameroon by 2030.
- Target audience
This event is open to policy makers, women-led organizations, women leaders, youth leaders, and the general public.
- Panelists / Moderator
Emily Miky: CEO of Miki Denis Foundation
Sama Mildred Ngenseh: Communication Officer and Community worker at Draufsicht Bamenda
Sylvia Namondo: Operations Manager – Denis & Lenora Foretia Foundation (Moderator)
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