Survivor Voices Against Rape (SUVAR) Conference 2023 in Cameroon

Deadline: 15-Mar-23

If you are a rape survivor or a mother/sister/friend/aunt/cousin etc. to a rape survivor, or an active changemaker, this Survivor Voices Against Rape (SUVAR) Conference 2023 is for you. If you are a representative voice, please, be sure to obtain permission from the survivor whose story you will be sharing.

Rescue Women Cameroon (REWOCAM) will be organizing the 3rd edition of SUVAR, a three-day conference on the title “Survivor Voices Against Rape (SUVAR): The Power of Our Voices!” This conference will bring together 30 women who are determined to break barriers, stand tall and use their voices to fight against rape in their community. The Conference will take place in a homely and safe space in Buea or Limbe.

The following participants are encouraged to apply:

Survivors of rape (A rape survivor is anyone who has been raped before in their lifetime)
Representative voices (A representative voice is anyone who is ready to come and tell the story of a loved one who has been raped and is ready to engage in the fight against rape)
Changemakers who are ready to lead advocacy missions against rape.

Eligible Expenses
This is a fully funded opportunity as the following costs will be covered:

Food (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).
Transport reimbursement to and from your place of residence (Please note that there are certain distant locations in Cameroon whose transportation costs they cannot cover, completely).
Conference materials.
Opportunity to win seed funding/grant of $1000 (500,000frs CFA) to implement outstanding project to fight against rape (this will be highly competitive and in groups).

Eligibility Criteria
You must be a woman between the ages of 18 – 60 (However, applicants with unique and life changing stories who fall out of this age bracket will be given special consideration).

You must be a female rape survivor or a female representative voice representing a rape survivor. This means, you can apply to be a voice to a closed relation who was raped but cannot speak for themselves at this time.

You must be resident in Cameroon. If you are resident out of Cameroon and you want to be a part of this program, please do understand that you will cover all your travel fees.

You must be ready and courageous enough to share the/your story during the conference and do note that the event will be aired on different media platforms. Also note that they are ready to grant anonymity to whoever wants to remain anonymous during the sharing of the event in the media.

You must be English speaking. All the conference content will be in English!
If you are a changemaker who heads an Organization, you must encourage at least 5 survivors to apply under your Organization to increase your chances of winning the $1000 as an Organization.


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