Posted by: Armel | September 14, 2008

YOUNG GIRLS SCANDAL in CAMEROON !!!

Breast Ironing of Young girls in Cameroon !!!
Another form of Genital mutilation still occuring nowadays.

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SHOCKING and BEYOND BELIEF !!

UPDATE: Please click here to sign the petition addressed to the Minister of Justice, The Ambassador of Cameroon and the Prime Minister–and join women, mothers and daughters to help stop the abuse.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/120040191

SOME LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS HAVE BEEN LEADING THE MEDIA CAMPAIGN ON THE ISSUE:

-National Network of the Association of Aunties (Réseau National des Associations de Tantines, RENATA)

Ministry for the Promotion of Women and the Family

The German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ)

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Responses

  1. oh my GOD i don’t believe it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! les pratiques de ce genre existent encore de nos jours on vit dans kel monde est ce vraimeent mon pays le cameroun? et que font les autorites du pays?

  2. I saw this practice in a show once but I never thought we were still having this in Cameroon! it’s really sad ignorant and disgusting!

  3. This is really crazy. The outrage pushed the video all the way to the front pages of pop news sites!

  4. SERIOUSLY IT’S WORSE THAN EXCISION. This is an everyday torture !! Those parents need to be jailed WTF !??

  5. WHAT THE HELL IS THE CHANTAL BIYA FOUNDATION DOING ABOUT IT ??!!!

    I’m sorry but this video just f*cked my day up !

  6. Oh,my gosh,I can’t believe this,it is shocking.Fisrt,where did you get this from?Please for God’s sake,remove this video.Those women must be arrested and sent to jail.

  7. One should do something about it. I am pretty sure local authorities are not aware of these practices.Unbelievable

  8. C’est une blague cette histoire? Mais qu’est ce qu’ils foutent tous la-bas finalement ces ministres et gouverneurs?

    Y’a qu’a voir la video pour avoir envie de gerber

  9. Armelopost/armel quelques suggestions d’ONG ? A qui s’adresser pour faire quelque chose?

  10. I posted the names of the NGO’s working on the issue since 2006 and the link to the ongoing petition to help stop the abuse.
    Hope it helps!

  11. cette video nous a tous choqués il y a un lien pour faire une pétition mais personne n’a pointé son nez comme koi chacun regarde midi devant sa porte reveillons nous

  12. PLEASE LISTEN AND ATTENTIVELY. ONE MANS MEAT IS ANOTHERS POISON.
    THIS PRACTICE HAS EXISTED FOR AS LONG AS HUMANITY ITSELF. IT IS A PRACTICE THAT IS PREDOMINANTLY CHERISHED AND FREQUENT WITH THE MUSLIMS ,WHERE THEY SEEM TO BE VERY KEEN ON VIRGINITY( ESPECIALLY FOR THEIR GIRLS).

    IN LIFE THE INTENTION AND MOTIFS ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE ACTS .

    ACCORDING TO THE VIDEO THAT POTRAYS IT AS A COMMON HOUSEHOLD ACTIVITY IN CONTEMPORARY CAMEROON, I MUST AFFIRM THAT :

    ONE MANS MEAT IS ANOTHER MANS POISON.

    THE INTENTIONS OF OUR ACTS MATTER MORE THAN THE OUTCOMES.

    SO LET US ALL CHECK OUR MOTIFS IN THIS LIFE.

  13. You’re right that one man’s meat is another man’s poison & our motives could be quite good at times but the method of execution maybe totally off or inconsiderate. I believe that Lady truly means well for her daughter, but there’s a much better way to do that and we all can attest to that. As much as we may want to side with her intentions, it’s clear that her actions are inhumane. We were beaten in college, many times by our teachers and peers for some wrong things we did, although with very good intentions, they weren’t always correct in their methods of executing correction or instituting a change. I truly believe now and agree that sometimes, “ignorance is a crime”. U know we were told that several times in SaJos. And this lady is simply ignorant boyz.

  14. It’s not genital mutilation!!!! These people are making it seems like it’s torture. All this time I’ve been hearing about this and I though it was torture until I saw this blog. This is actually a massage of the breast with a warm rock. What’s so mutilating about this?!
    This is usually done on girls who are developing breast at an early age. Soon people will say that touching your breast or genitals is mutilations!!!
    Get over it people there are more important things to worry about in this world (like real genital mutilation)!!


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