Gender violence was the main point of an educative conversation organised on March 7 at the Chantal Biya international reference center for HIV/AIDS prevention and management (CIRCB).
50 women of various fields gathered on this day at the CIRCB. Their presence was marked by the organisation and educative talks on the theme, ‘Fighting gender–based violence: a key challenge to achieve gender equality.
According to Vivian Kendemeh, one of the speakers, most women go through violence either at work or at home.
She also uses the opportunity to invite women to denounce such practices and look after each other as some could be dying in silence under the pretext of being submissive to either their boss or husband.
To tackle this issue, Professor Alexis Ndjolo says it is important for men and women to understand that they are equal and also acts as a complement to each other. She said taking the exemple of the CIRCB staff which has 55% of its personnel being women and the 49% are males , that is promoting gender equality.
Still in line with gender equality, another participant, Professor Alexis Ndjolo thinks that there exists a behavioral difference between a man and a woman.
He further explains saying that women are not considered in certain situations in the same capacity as men as well as men who are not always considered in certain situations unlike women.
The international women’s day promoted the women and acts as a reminder in picking up challenges in their respective societies.