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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Celebrating International Day of Rural Women - 15 October 2015

2015 marks the global celebration of the 70th anniversary of the United Nations (UN), which aims to honour the historic breadth of the Organisation's development, security and human rights work. The "UN70" celebration also aims to unite Member States, global civil society and the many individual women and men working in common cause to enable a strong UN to realise a better world. October 24, UN Day marks the entry into force of the UN Charter. With the ratification of this founding document by the majority of its signatories, the UN officially came into being.

ACWW is uniquely placed to celebrate the International Day of Rural Women on 15th October and the particular contribution of rural women in advocacy regarding the work and achievements of the UN. In 1947, ACWW received Consultative Status with the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) enabling us to work with UN Agencies such as FAO, UNESCO, UNICEF and recently UN Women. ACWW is one of few original NGOs still working on advocacy at the UN. This year we congratulate our ACWW UN Representative and the Alliance for Health Promotion (NGO committee at WHO) as the gained Official Relations status at WHO.

More than half the world's women live and work in rural areas. ACWW represents almost 9million of these women worldwide. Over the past 68 years we have brought rural women's issues to the UN in the areas of economic development, empowerment, education, health, domestic violence, human rights, and social support. According to UN Women, women comprise on average 43% of the agriculture labour force but comprise less than 20% of land ownership and are responsible for 85-90 of household food preparation. While much has been achieved, the goal posts change and our work goes on. ACWW supports the objectives of the Beijing Platform for Action, the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), the Resolution 1325 and the upcoming Sustainable Development Goals.

2015 is the International Year of Soils. Soils help combat and adapt to climate change by playing a role in the carbon cycle; healthy soils are the basis for healthy food production; soils support our planets biodiversity; soils are a non-renewable resource, its preservation is essential for food security and our sustainable future; soils store and filter water improving our resilience to floods and droughts; and soils are the foundation for vegetation, which is cultivated or managed to produce feed, fibre, fuel and medicinal products. The promotion of sustainable soil and land management is central to ensuring a productive food system, improved rural livelihoods and a healthy environment. We encourage each one to improve the health of your Soils by regularly applying compost.

This year on International Day of Rural Women, ACWW encourages all members and member societies to celebrate our special relationship with the United Nations, and reaffirm our beliefs that peace and progress can best be advanced by friendship and understanding through communication and working together to improve the quality of life for women and communities worldwide.

Sharon Hatten, UN Committee Chair

International Day of Rural Women

The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Rural Women celebrates and honors the role of rural women on October 15 each year. It recognizes rural women’s importance in enhancing agricultural and rural development worldwide.
A fair trade coffee farmer picking organic coffee beans from the tree.
Rural women are honored worldwide on the International Day of Rural Women.

What Do People Do?

Many people, government agencies, community groups and non-government associations celebrate the International Day of Rural Women on October 15 every year. Television, radio, online, and print media broadcast or publish special features to promote the day. Panel discussions, research papers, and conferences are also held to review and analyze rural women’s role in society, particularly in areas such as economic improvement and agricultural development.
Other activities and events held to promote the day include:
  • Global exchange programs for women in agriculture.
  • The launch of fundraising projects to support rural women.
  • Expos and workshops showcasing rural women’s contribution to their societies.
  • Strategic meetings to present issues on topics, such as empowering women farmers, to policy makers.
Some world leaders inspired by this initiative previously proclaimed October 15 as International Rural Women’s Day, drawing special focus on the role of rural women in their countries.

Public Life

The International Day of Rural Women is a global observance and is not a public holiday.


The first International Day of Rural Women was observed on October 15, 2008. This day recognizes the role of rural women, including indigenous women, in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food security and eradicating rural poverty.
The idea of honoring rural women with a special day was put forward at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China, in 1995. It was suggested that October 15 be celebrated as “World Rural Women’s Day,” which is the eve of World Food Day, to highlight rural women’s role in food production and food security. “World Rural Women’s Day” was previously celebrated across the world for more than a decade before it was officially a UN observance.

Raise a Hand for Hygiene!

Global Handwashing Day is celebrated on October 15, 2015. Global Handwashing Day (GHD) is a campaign to motivate and mobilize millions around the world to wash their hands with soap. The campaign is dedicated to raising awareness of handwashing with soap as a key approach to disease prevention.

GHD was created at the annual World Water Week 2008, which was held in Stockholm from August 17 to 23 and initiated by the Public Private Partnership for Handwashing. The first Global Handwashing Day took place on October 15, 2008, the date appointed by the UN General Assembly in accordance with year 2008 as the International Year of Sanitation.

The campaign was initiated to reduce childhood mortality rates related respiratory and diarrheal diseases by introducing simple behavioral changes - hand washing with soap. This text has been taken from
Children as actors for change on Global Handwashing Day 
October 15th marks the annual Global Handwashing Day, aimed at increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases. Building on a hugely successful inaugural Global Handwashing Day in 2008 – in which over 120 million children around the world washed their hands with soap in more than 70 countries, this year it is anticipated that millions of children across five continents will celebrate Global Handwashing Day again.
Around the world, children, teachers, parents, celebrities, and government officials plan to mobilize and motivate millions to lather up in order to reduce life-threatening diseases, such as diarrhea and acute respiratory infections.
Let’s keep the EVERYONE around the world healthy by becoming Champion Handwashers!
Children suffer disproportionately from diarrheal diseases – with more than 3.5 million children under five dying every year from diarrhea and pneumonia-related diseases. The simple act of washing hands with soap can reduce the incidence of diarrhea rates among children under five by almost 50 per cent, and respiratory infections by nearly 25 percent.
Under the slogan “Clean hands save lives”, the driving theme for Global Handwashing Day is children and schools. Children acting as agents of change, taking the good practices of hygiene learned at school back into their homes and communities. The active participation and involvement of children, along with culturally sensitive community-based interventions aim at ensuring sustained behavioral change.

Raise a Hand for Change on October 15
This year’s theme for Global Handwashing Day is “Raise a hand for hygiene”!
This theme is action-oriented and can be used particularly well for advocacy purposes. For instance, the act of raising a hand is one of affiliation. You can and should identify yourself as a hygieBlue Raise a Handne champion. This can help create a strong social norm of good hygiene in a school, community, or region. Likewise, when people raise a hand, they can also be counted. In terms of handwashing, this is a reminder that it is possible for governments to count how many people wash their hands and have access to hygiene facilities in homes, schools, and healthcare facilities. Governments must measure hygiene indicators to know where resources should be concentrated. Global Handwashing Day is a good opportunity to ask governments to fulfill this important role. We can also raise a hand to draw attention to the need for change, from parents’ associations raising a hand to ask for a better school hygiene policy to celebrities raising a hand to ask politicians to fund hygiene programs.

Saturday, October 10, 2015


Statement by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka for International Day of the Girl Child, 11 October 2015

Date : 09 October 2015

The cadre of 15-year-old girls living today were born at the advent of the Millennium Development Goals into a world of hope. Not all of those hopes were fulfilled. Many have already dropped out of school to look after family members or take informal work to help support the family. More than 250 million of our 15-year-olds are already married, too many are facing the likelihood of HIV infection, especially given the high unmet needs for family planning. The resulting pregnancies and deliveries remain hazardous; complications are one of the leading causes of death for girls aged 15-19. And every 10 minutes somewhere in the world, an adolescent girl dies by violent means.

These, and the generations that follow them, are the young women for whom we are working so hard. We know what stood in the way of the achievement of the high hopes of the MDGs. On 27 September, more than 70 Heads of State and Government spoke in New York at our “Global Leaders’ Meeting for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: A Commitment to Action”, to emphasize their understanding of the centrality of gender equality, and the empowerment of all women and girls. The leaders of Bangladesh, Georgia, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Spain and South Sudan have all specifically committed to ending or supporting the elimination of child marriage or female genital mutilation. The participation of 140 Member States made this the largest and most influential gathering of world leaders dedicated to achieving gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. This was the watershed between the MDGs and the start of the new 15-year period of the new Agenda for Sustainable Development.

We are determined that it will not take another 15 years to bring these girls better chances in life. We are calling for all countries to repeal discriminatory laws that create barriers for girls, whether to attend school, to access the healthcare they need, to qualify for decent jobs and earn equal pay. We are lobbying for governments and employers to offer support and social services that end the reliance on unpaid care work only in order to sustain households. We are calling for investments in infrastructure to be attentive to the needs for water and sanitation, to energy and fuel sources, so that girls do not need to waste their time on fetching drinking-water or firewood, and do not have to miss school for any reason. And we are calling for schools to teach girls the STEM subjects they need to compete with confidence for the jobs of the future.

Never before has so much attention been focused with such determination on ending violence against women and girls. Now, not only are the women’s movements calling for its end; we are being joined in a rising tide by young men signing up to state their solidarity to end gender inequality, change gender stereotypes and take a stand against violence, which is claiming headlines in every country on a daily basis. From sexual harassment at work to extremist violence, from domestic abuse to campus rape, from trafficking to online cyber-violence. The extent, and the nature of the pervasive violence against women and girls has been made public. We are calling for it to be made completely unacceptable. It was emphasized as a priority by the majority of speakers at the global leaders meeting, and action will follow.

We know we have an extraordinarily long way to go to achieve what we want for our 15-year-olds. But they must know that they, and all their siblings, are in the spotlight. Today is the Day when we focus our attention on the Girl Child, but it is not a day in isolation. It is part of a massive and relentless drive towards a world of equality: a Planet 50-50 by 2030.


The Power of the Adolescent Girl: Vision for 2030

International Day of the Girl Child (Day of the Girl) is celebrated annually on October 11 to highlight issues concerning the gender inequality facing young girls. This year’s theme is “The Power of the Adolescent Girl: Vision for 2030.”

There are nearly 600 million girls aged 10 to 19 in the world today, each with limitless individual potential, however they are disappearing from public awareness and the international development agenda. Between inequities in secondary education to protection issues, adolescent girls are uniquely impacted and should benefit from targeted investments and programmes that address their distinct needs. Investing in adolescent girls can have a formidable ripple effect to create a better world by 2030. On this International Day of the Girl, join us in highlighting the unique challenges and potential of adolescent girls.

International Day of the Girl Child:
On December 19, 2011, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 66/170 to declare 11 October as the International Day of the Girl Child to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world. This is in recognition by the United Nations of the fact that empowerment of and investment in girls is critical for economic growth, the achievement of millennium development goals, including the eradication of poverty and extreme poverty, as well as the meaningful participation of girls in decisions that affect them. In 2012, the theme for the day was "My Life. My Right. End Child Marriages."In 2013, the theme for the day was "Innovating for Girls' Education."In 2014, the theme for the day was "Empowering Adolescent Girls: Ending the Cycle of Violence."
Resolution A/RES/66/170

Girls are our future. This year, for the fourth annual International Day of the Girl Child, on 11 October, join global efforts to ensure a world free of discrimination for young women and girls.

This year’s theme focuses on adolescent girls and the Sustainable Development Goals, which set a range of international targets, including on gender equality, to be achieved by 2030.

As a particularly vulnerable demographic, adolescent girls face social, economic and political barriers. While they hold the potential to become leaders and effect change, their empowerment can be hindered by factors such as unwanted pregnancy, forced early marriage, gender-based violence and limited access to higher education and reproductive health services.In numbers

Worldwide, more than 700 million women were married as children (below 18 years of age). More than one in three—or some 250 million—were married before 15. And child brides are often unable to effectively negotiate safe sex, leaving them vulnerable to sexually transmitted infections and unwanted pregnancy [1].
Every 10 minutes, somewhere in the world, anadolescent girl dies as a result of violence [2].
In emergencies, adolescent girls are especially vulnerable to sexual violence, and in some cases, are abducted and exploited for sexual purposes by armed groups [3].
Nearly half (44 per cent) of adolescent girls worldwide aged 15 to 19 think a husband or partner is justified in hitting or beating his wife or partner under certain circumstances.

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Monday, October 5, 2015

Prime Minister Philemon YANG installs Newly appointed members of Government

The Prime Minister and Head of Government Philemon Yang is installing the new members of Government appointed on 2nd October 2015 following a Presidential Decree. The installation program is as follows:

Photo for: Yaounde: installation ceremony of newly appointed members of Government
- 10am Secretary General  at the Prime Minister’s Office
- 10:30 Minister Delegate at the Presidency in charge of Defense
- 11 am Minister Delegate at the Presidency in charge of the Supreme State Control
- 11:30 Minister of  Sports and Physical Education
- 12noon Minister of Transport 
- 12:30 pm Minister of Arts and Culture
- 1pm Minister of Social Affairs 
- 1:30 pm Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development
- 2 pm Minister of Mines Industry and Technological Development
- 2:30 pm Minister of Posts and Telecommunications
- 3 pm Minister of Secondary Education
- 3:30 pm Minister of Economy Planning and Regional Development  
- 4 pm Minister of External Relations 
- 4:30 Minister of Youth Affairs and Civic Eduacation
- 5 pm Minister of Public Works
Signed by the Director of Cabinet at the Prime Minister’s Office-Ghogomu Paul Mingo

Cameroon's President names new Ministers

The Head of State, H.E. Paul Biya has signed a decree this Friday 2nd October 2015, appointing new Ministers into his cabinet. The newly appointed cabinet members installed to their functions early Monday October 5 by the Prime Minister and Head of Government Philemon YANG are:
1 – Minister Delegate at the Presidency in charge of Defense
Joseph Beti Assomo
2 – Minister Delegate at the Presidency in charge of the Supreme State Audit
Mbah Acha nee Foumunda Rose Ngwari
3 – Minister of Social Affairs
Pauline Irene Nguene Kendeck 
4 – Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development
Henri Eyebe Ayissi 
5 – Minister of Arts and Culture
Narcisse Kombi Mouelle 
6 – Minister of the Economy, Planning and Regional Development
Louis Paul Motaze 
7 – Minister of Secondary Education
Jean Ernest Massena Ngalle Bibehe 
8 – Minister of Youth Affairs and Civic Education
Foutsou Mounouna 
9 – Minister of Mines, Industries and Technological Development
Ernest Ngwaboubou
10 – Minister of Posts and Telecommunication
Minette Libom Li Likeng 

11 – Minister of External Relations
Lejeune Mbella Mbella 

12 – Minister of Sports and Physical Education
Ismael Pierre Bidoung Kpwatt 
13 – Minister of Transport
Edgard Alain Mebe Ngo’o 
14 – Minister of Public Works
Emmanuel Nganou Djoumessi 
15 – Minister Delegate at the Ministry of Finance
Paul Elung Che 
16 – Secretary of State at the Ministry of Secondary Education in charge General Education
Boniface Bayaola
17 - Secretary of State at the Ministry of Public Works in charge of Roads
Louis Max Ayina Ohandja
18- Secretary General at the Prime Minister’s Office 
Seraphin Magloire Fouda
19 - Deputy Secretary General at the Prime Minister’s Office
Pascal Nguihe Kante
20 - Special Adviser at the Presidency of the Republic
Dieudonne Samba

Friday, October 2, 2015


You will ask me: Must I smile? And I will tell you when life gives you hundreds of reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile. 
Use your smile to change the world; don’t let the world change your smile.

You are somebody’s reason to smile.

Never regret something that once made you smile.

Every smile makes you a day younger.  —Chinese Proverb 

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. —Dr. Seuss

A warm smile is the universal language of kindness. —William Arthur Ward

If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. —Maya Angelou

Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. —Mother Teresa

It takes a lot of energy to be negative. You have to work at it. But smiling is painless. I’d rather spend my energy smiling. —Eric Davis (former MLB star and cancer survivor )

A smile is the curve that sets everything straight and so on the global day bringing smiles to the spotlight, I assure you smiling is the best way to face every problem, crush every fear and hide every pain.