Organization:Association for the Promotion of Women
Where:Yaoundé, Cameroon
Project:Gathering a strong and educated lesbian community in Yaoundé
Grant awarded:
€ 4,851 - November 2015


Association for the promotion of Women (AVAF) is dedicated to strengthen and empower the lesbian community in the city of Yaoundé.

In Cameroon’s society, women are seen as inferior to men. This belief is not limited to the heterosexual part of the society: even within LGBT organizations lesbian women face discrimination. AVAF will educate lesbian women on their rights. In 10 monthly meetings, consisting of human rights training and sports activities, they aim to turn this vulnerable group into a solid and well-informed community.