Embassy Organises Zoom Conference to Celebrate Women’s Day 2021


The Cameroonian Embassy the Hague, last Saturday 13 March 2021, organised a successful and very enriching conference via Zoom, to commemorate the 2021 International Women’s Day.

H.E Ambassador Mrs. Ligeumoh Ondoua Madeleine

Speaking during the virtual conference, the Head of Mission, H.E Ambassador Mrs. Liguemoh Ondoua Madeleine said that: “Today, women have become major players in the development of society”. She however emphasised that: “In times of crisis, such as the Covid-19 Health crisis, women are the ones who suffer the most e.g. through loss of jobs, and their significantly increased workload as the teachers of their children as schools were closed”. Therefore, she added that the Embassy wanted to align itself with the Government’s effort to reflect on the future of women in this time of Covid-19 epidemic; hence the theme of this years celebration: ‘Mobilisation of the skills of women in the Cameroonian Diaspora in times of Covid-19’.

1st Counsellor, Mrs. Fonda Halima

The virtual (Zoom) conference was opened by the 1st Counsellor at the Embassy Madam Haga Halima Fonda, who welcomed all participants, while calling on all to reflect on the challenges of women during the current Covid-19 crisis. She then handed over to the conference moderator;

Madam Christiane Axelle Doumou

Madam Christian Axelle DOUMOU, who moderated the discussions.

The conference was characterised by presentations from the following Speakers:

Mrs. Lucie Elo

Ms. Lucie ELO (Master of Science), spoke on: “The action of the various female socio-professional categories within the Cameroonian diaspora in the face of Covid19: Issues and perspectives”.

Ms. Suzane Bellnoun

Ms. Suzane BELLNOUN, President of Organization of African Women in the Diaspora spoke on: “The feminine solidarity associations of the Cameroonian diaspora in times of Covid 19”.

Mrs. Caroline Ngombamseck Bayiha

Mrs. Caroline NGOMBAMSECK Bayiha, President of the Pan-African Federation of Associations and Clubs of the African Union, spoke on: “The role of the Cameroonian/African woman in the diaspora, in the popularization of the African Continental Free Trade Zone”.                        

A question and answer session followed, before final remarks by H.E Mrs. Liguemoh Madeleine to conclude the conference.

Participants who took part came from all walks of life and logged-in from multiple countries. (See Zoom Hall below).

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