The following testimonies were shared by refugees, internally displaced persons and other persons of concern to UNHCR across the West and Central Africa Region. All stories were collected with their informed consent. Their first names as well as their country of origin have been changed. The photos are illustrative.

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Kongnyuy Julita Bocheti, Cameroonian activist

As GBV Expert with UNFPA, Julita coordinated GBV sub cluster, worked on GBV Minimum standards implementation and GBV survivor’s economic empowerment among others. Her experience with Danish Refugee council granted her with solid knowledge on Psychosocial support delivering to GBV Survivors.
HeForShe Champion in Cameroon and one of the GBV Team Leader for the Gender Empowerment and Development (GeED) in Yaoundé Julita in for 7 a*years now strongly engaged in GBV ending.
Julita’s main objective is to help women and children fulfil their full potentials as human beings with life goals and ambitions.
Julita reminds us that “when a woman is rape, his dignity is taken away and when she is deprived of the fundamental rights to education and resources, she is further put to a risk of Gender based violence.”


In the face of gender-based violence, voices are raised and have made the fight against GBV their fight. Thanks to their commitment, these people change things and move the lines.
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