BY SIMON NDIVE KALLA
Reports from UN women hold that there has been an upsurge of domestic violence in Limbe as a result of the ongoing Anglophone crises as the sea side resort city welcomes and provide temporal home to thousands of Internal Displaced Persons, IDPs.
It is for this reason that the UN Women in partnership with the Limbe public security have trained and setup a gender desk, a service just carter for victims of gender domestic violence.
While welcoming HM. John Elufa Manga Williams and his entourage to the gender desk of the Central Police station, Friday, May 6, 2022, central Commissioner Nyebe Simon Jean Pierre, said as major partners in the struggle against the ill, the traditional rulers, chiefs, Fons, quarter heads are socially obliged to educate the population against gender-based violence.
The Limbe Central Police station has created a gender desk that is indefatigable in fight against gender-based violence in the city of Limbe, thus protecting and empowering the woman and girl child.
Some dehumanising acts against the female gender which have been attacked and curbed by this desk include rape, kidnapping, sexploitation, physical and moral violence, torture, insults, forced and underage marriages, economic exploitation, illiteracy, under education, female genital mutilation, prostitution, and discrimination in all forms, amongst others.
Chief Elufa’s courtesy was in response to an invitation by the Central Police station boss to visit the gender desk and evaluate, master its activities and make the necessary suggestions for a better functioning of this desk.
Women make up 70% of the population of Limbe. For Commissioner Nyebe Simon Jean Pierre, it is time for action, “We must protect and empower the woman and the girl child or else there will be no posterity, ‘No Woman, No Life’.”
On her part, the commissioner of social action of the Central Police station in Limbe, senior superintendant, Mvono Adjeme Catherine, expressed the needs of the desk in order to meet their aspirations.
Also speaking at the event, HM John Elufa Manga Williams said in one sentence, “We are partnering with the Central Police in Limbe to fight gender-based violence.”