Understanding Gender Disparity in the Conflict Affected Settings of the North West and South West Regions
The Anglophone crisis in the North West and South West regions of Cameroon has led to a huge change in the narrative around gender perspectives in Cameroon. Within the context of gender disparity, the effects of the crisis in these regions have different realities for men, women, boys, and girls. These realities are more evident as we notice that, Women are disproportionately impacted by conflict situations due to gender inequalities and gender roles and responsibilities.
This article by Local Youth Corner Cameroon with evidence from focus group discussions looks at the gender situations in the midst of the crises in the two English-speaking regions with a focus on the responses to different political, economic, agricultural, and social barriers, which prevent access to or control over resources. It examines the specific impacts of different effects of crises on men, women, boys, and girls. This includes; natural disasters, armed conflicts, agricultural barriers, financial and economic downturns, and difficult social and political transitions, from a gender perspective. Understanding that these genders are affected differently by the crises is fundamental to this article.
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