Bridgers’ Theory of Change
Everywhere in the world and specifically in Africa women/girls still undergo gender inequalities despite national, regional and International efforts: Women/girls still undergo physical and sexual violence within domestic settings as well as forced and early marriages which are practices still deeply rooted in customs and tradition from time immemorial. Women are still poorly represented in political and managerial position. In this modern world most girls in Africa still go through the pains of barbaric rituals such as FGM and Breast ironing which exposes them and increase their vulnerability to deadly diseases such as HIV/AIDS. It has been proven that a country with lesser % women/girls empowered suffers under development.
Gender inequality will only come to an end when contributing courses are target on the mindset of children, men and women, extending to countering vexing deeply rooted customs and tradition amalgamated with national, regional and international perspectives. For gender inequality to be exterminated therefore advocacy for mindset/policy change is pivotal at all levels in conjunction with Coordinated efforts to give every girl child the chance to study, her religion, her nationality, cultural and financial backgrounds notwithstanding. To cause custodians and practitioners of barbaric practices against girls/women to have a rethink, committed and passionate team as well as resources are to be mobilize to ensure economic empowerment of both victims and perpetrators so as to ensure a sustainable scalable impact.
Therefore, education, advocacy and economic empowerment of women/girls are key to ending a vicious cycle of poverty and ignorance which are the core causes of gender inequalities in Cameroon, Africa and the world. And of course Partnership is the greatest resource to achieving gender equality globally and the SDGs entirely.
Our strategy involves promoting quality education for the girl child as a tool for ending child marriage and advocacy for policy change, cutting across grassroots and political settings to bring about social justice.
Nurturing the self-esteem of women/girls/youths by linking them up with their peers who have recorded success stories in varied fields of life through a forum dupe ‘Bridgers’ Spider Web’ (Learning Partnership) enhanced by impactful social investments.
Deploy sporting activities involving multi-nationals as a channel to unravel the dilemma behind gender inequalities in broader perspectives. #LeaveNoOneBehind.
Engage more women and girls into entrepreneurship, agriculture and leaderships through training and resource mobilization.
Enlighten women on their sexual reproductive health rights and the importance of WASH to their health conditions and that of their children.
A gender equal world that gives room to inclusive decision making leading to social, economic and political development.
A Word from the Coordinator
Thanks so much for visiting our website. I am humbled and most delighted to welcome you to this platform where you are introduced to our Non Governmental Organization bent on women empowerment through advocacy. To us, Women Empowerment means increasing the power of women socially, economically and emotionally.
Gender based violence has put most women in constant fear yet the Sustainable Development Goals needs to be achieved sooner than later.
From our work in the field, a lot of women/girls cry and testify in the background as being victims of torture and violence thus, needing some form of psycho-social and/or rehabilitation support. And this is what is most lacking. We therefore strongly belief that if women are empowered in every sense of the word, violence against them would obviously be minimize! Through our activities we hopefully envisage a sustainable peaceful world where all humans are equal.
On this basis therefore, I hereby launch a fervent appeal to your heart and conscience to join hands with Bridgers in a synergy to push and mature this vision and mission we embarked on. Be part of the change the world needs. Leave your footprints on the sands of time. #HeForShe. #LeaveNoOneBehind.