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Legal Aid Organisations
AFVMC – Association Aide aux Familles et Victimes des Migrations Clandestines
Association AFVMC is a legalised association with its headquaters in Cameroon. It deals with the help of undocumented migrants who have been expelled back and repatriated from abroad to Cameroon. AFVMC is experienced and active in promoting or implementing programmes in the following fields:
-the social and ecomic reinsertion of repatriated and expelled migrants;
-the protection of the rights of migrants;
-the running of a documentation centre dealing with migration;
-providing medical help for migrants;
-the training of potential migrants to become documented migrants;
-bringing awareness to the population of the dangers of being an illegal immigrant;
-the work on the gender aspect of Labor Migration
Refugees Welfare Association (REWAC) Cameroon
Refugees Welfare Association Cameroon (REWAC) is a small indigenous non-governmental organisation registered under Cameroon law in March 2009. It is dedicated to actions, activities, projects and programmes that defend the rights of refugees, asylum seekers and forcibly displaced persons. The organisation was started in Tiko, Cameroon by a group of legal minds concerned about the consistent and systematic violation of the rights of refugees, asylum seekers and forcibly displaced persons. REWAC’S Mission Statement: Rebuilding Refugees lives for a Brighter Future. REWAC’S Vision: To bring about the autonomy and sustainable livelihood of Refugees.
C/O Centre LGBT Paris Ile-de-France
63 rue Beaubourg
, 75003 PARIS
Tel: +33 (0)6 19 64 03 91
ADEFHO – Association for the Defense of Homosexuals
Rue Kitchener Bonanjo, P.O. Box 59, Douala, Cameroon
Tel: +237 3421763 ,+237 3424998 ,+2379903193 ,+237 3002536
ADEFHO’s goal is to have the rights of homosexuals to be respected, through the decriminalization of homosexuality. Their other objectives are to educate the public about questions related to homosexuality, notably of tolerance and understanding for homosexuals, the fight against discrimination and stigmatization of homosexuals in schools, hospitals and other public places.
Organisations Providing Other Forms of Assistance
Women Poverty Eradication Centre (WOPEC) Cameroon
P.O. Box 420 Tiko, South West Province, Cameroon
Tel: +237 77 75 55 25
WOPEC tries to create a good environment for women through positive economic and social policies and activities, for the full development of women to enable them to realize their full potentials. They foster equal access of women to health care, quality education at all levels, career and vocational guidance, employment, equal remuneration, occupational health and safety, social security and public office. They aim to create a counselling, care and support centre for refugees, especially women who have been abused.
Access Centre. 2178, Boulevard de la Liberté, P.O.Box 12 767, Douala, Cameroon
Alternatives-Cameroun is an organization working for equality, tolerance, and respect for people who suffer from social exclusion. Alternatives-Cameroun was founded by young Cameroonian professionals fighting for human rights in Cameroon, especially for the rights of people who have sexual relations with people of the same sex.
A humanitarian organisation working on the front-line of emergencies, bringing assistance to victims of armed conflicts, natural disasters and extreme exclusion. In Cameroon, INTERSOS intervenes in the areas of protection, food security, water and hygeine, health, emergency shelter and distribution of non-food items. They provide case management services, support to children and survivors of gender-based violence, distribution of dignity kits for women and economic assistance. Additionally, they conduct vulnerability monitoring activities and offer legal aid services to vulnerable individuals.