National Action Plan - Cameroon
Cameroonian women’s political power has increased rapidly, with the number of women in the National Assembly doubling in the 2013 elections. Cameroon is not involved with any wars or significant armed conflicts, but there are ongoing disputes with Nigeria over oil rich land in the border area. Women in Cameroon have actively participated in the economic arena for years, but their political achievements of recent years have helped create more security for women. Cameroon ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) in 1994. As of 2020, Cameroon is ranked 96 out of the 153 countries listed on the Global Gender Gap Index (GGI). Women and civil society organizations are working to maintain political involvement and help limit violence against women, such as female genital cutting and human trafficking. Cameroon voted for the adoption of the treaty, which was signed on 3 December 2014 but has not yet been ratified. Cameroon did not participate in the 2015 October Open Debate. The Government of Cameroon launched its first 1325 National Action Plan (NAP) in November 2017 for a period of three years (2018-2020). The main data for identifying NAP priorities was compiled by WILPF Cameroon, which has also played a crucial role in mobilising on Women, Peace and Security across the country and developing this NAP. One gap that WILPF Cameroon has aimed to address through their work is the lack of awareness of UNSCR 1325, so a number of the section’s activities since its founding have focused on engaging key stakeholders as well as the media.
The Government of Cameroon launched its first National Action Plan (NAP) in November 2017 for a period of three years (2018-2020). The NAP was developed by the Ministry of Women’s Empowerment and the Family, with technical and financial support from UN Women and determining contributions of the concerted public administrations, civil society organisations, community leaders.
Cameroon – Disarmament
The NAP, while referencing the impact of arms proliferation on women, does not offer any specific actions for disarmament and arms control
Cameroon- Monitoring & Evaluation
The National Technical Coordination of 1325 is responsible for the monitoring of the implementation of the NAP and the preparation of quarterly, biannual and yearly reports.
Cameroon – Indicators
The participation of women in construction, peacekeeping and consolidation operations (civilian and military aspects
Cameroon – Budget
The total cost of the NAP implementation is estimated to be CFA3,679,600.
Cameroon – Timeframe
The implementation period for the National Plan of Action of Cameroon is three years (2018-2020).
Cameroon – Action / Activities
A conducive environment for the stabilisation of social peace while minimising risks of occurrence of conflict and violence is created;
Cameroon – Objectives
By 2020, the commitments of Cameroon towards Women, Peace and Security are to be realised
Cameroon – Government Actors
NAP Development The drafting process was initiated by the Ministry of Women’s Empowerment and the
Cameroon – Civil Society Actors
The drafting process was launched on 15 November 2016, with participation of the members of civil society and officials of international organisations.
- 2020 Feminist ceasefire May 2020 WPS Monitor: Brokering a Feminist Global Ceasefire
- 2019 Submission to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights – Cameroon
- 13 May 2019 Arria-Formula Meeting on the Humanitarian Crisis in Cameroon
- 2018 Women, Peace and Security: Contribution of WILPF Cameroon to the Universal Periodic Review
Masculinities Baseline Data
The Government of Cameroon launched its first 1325 National Action Plan (NAP) in November 2017 for a period of three years (2018-2020). The main data for identifying NAP priorities was compiled by WILPF Cameroon, which has also played a crucial role in mobilising on Women, Peace and Security across the country and developing this NAP.