Social Impact Project for Develop a Toolkit for Documenting Data on Conflict Related Sexual Violence
Project Description and Impact
Cameroon is presently plagued by multiple conflicts including the Boko Haram in the Northern part, the spilt off of the central African rebellion in the east and the Southern Cameroons Armed conflict in the North West and South West. The armed conflict in the North West and South West where GLOWA is more active started in 2017. The conflict has witnessed a proliferation of non-state armed groups which operate under the command of several individuals. Although there has been not clear evidence of the involvement of child soldiers, there are multiple cases of sexual slavery and sexual violence perpetrated by both state and non-state armed groups. The results of these conflict related sexual violence has been a number of pregnancies.
Since October 2022, GLOWA started executing a project for the promotion and protection of the rights of children born of war in the North West and South West Regions of Cameroon. This project principally seeks to ensure the respect of the children to a name and nationality through birth registration (civil documents) and also strengthen the care environment through small income generating activities.
The project animators working as community protection officers shall be expected to work directly with victims and/or survivors to document their experiences. This as part of the talking therapy for healing and also to design interventions to proactively protect other women from experiencing sexual violence especially as the conflict is still very active. GLOWA is seeking the services of volunteer(s) to develop ethically appropriate data collection tools including methods of analyzing and storing the data to ensure the respect the rights of the survivors and protect the perpetrators too.
The tools and the method of analyzing them shall go together. They tools should respect the provisions of the Murad Code and other ethical requirements on working in a conflict setting such as protection of the researcher
By participating in the MovingWorlds Institute, you will first learn social impact frameworks and human-centered design before putting your existing skills and new knowledge to action.In addition, this organization will expose you to new things, like:
Experteer will improve their skills by developing a toolkit spicific to the case of Cameroon. Working on collecting data in a situation of an active conflict is a great learning opportunity for the potential experteers.
The project gives experteers the opportunity to contribute in changing the world and impacting the lives of victims and survivors of conflict related sexual violence and children born of war.
It is also a learning opportunity as experteers shall connect with front line community protection officers at GLOWA and get to know a little more about the problems of victims and survivors.
This project accepts virtual experteers.
About the Hosting Organization
Global Welfare Association (GLOWA) is a Non-profit working on Fashion, Legal Services, Non-Profit.