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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Nsono Josephine Nwiemalu, Cameroonian activist

Nsono Josephine Nwiemalu is Gender and Child Protection Supervisor for the Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services (CBCHS). She is strongly engaged to improve knowledge in Child Protection and safeguarding in programming and in Institutions including in Humanitarian settings. For the last 10 years she closely supports SGBV survivors through many organizations and researches. Josephine worked with UNFPA in national capacity to deliver high quality integrated services for maternal neonatal and adolescent health and CERF Project. With UNICEF in Kumbo and CBCHS she worked on Child Protection (capacity building, addressing Gender Based Violence, Socio-Economic Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Program (SEEPD) etc.). Josephine is passionate about Acting, Writing and watching Educative Movies. Josephine’s goal is to see governments, humanitarian actors, especially in her context Cameroon putting in place inclusive SGBV policies that will inform practices and ensure that survivors have support they need in time.


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