Yaounde, 26 April, 2022 / 8:27 pm (ACI Africa).
Members of the National Episcopal Conference of Cameroon (NECC) have expressed concern about the increase in cases of domestic violence in the Central African nation and have urged citizens to respect the dignity of human life.
“We wish to express our deepest concern at the increase in cases of violence by some Cameroonians, especially towards women,” NECC President, Bishop Abraham Boualo Kome, said Tuesday, April 26.
Speaking at the start of the 47th Plenary Assembly of NECC in Cameroon’s capital, Yaounde, Bishop Kome said, “These barbaric behaviors must be considered unacceptable and reprimanded in the strongest possible way, especially when they result in the death of the victims, as was the case on the 19th of this month in Bepanda, Douala.”
On April 19, a 35-year-old lady lost her life after she was violently beaten by her husband, following a misunderstanding in Cameroon’s economic capital, Douala, CameroonWeb reported.
Last year, Cameroon’s Minister of Women’s Empowerment and the Family, Marie Thérèse Abena Ondoa, issued a statement inviting women to denounce cases of domestic violence.