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Association Enfants Jeunes et Avenir (ASSEJA)

Association Enfants Jeunes et Avenir (ASSEJA) was established in 1994 and offers support and training to young people and marginalised groups, particularly children in difficult situations and vulnerable youths. The organisation’s main objectives include sensitizing the public to the issue of marginalised children and helping to house, educate and reintegrate vulnerable children and provide them with career training.


Sustain Cameroon

SUSTAIN Cameroon is actively engaged in transforming the lives of children trapped in abusive child early and forced marriages, sexual exploitation, trafficking and modern slavery. They empower survivors, victims and those at risk with education, training, and economic empowerment. They also strive to provide an enabling protection environment for them to survive and thrive.

SUSTAIN Cameroon is providing, through training and engaging youth in community service (as advocates, activists and campaigners), a voice space for hard-to-reach youths, women and girls in disadvantaged situations throughout North West, Cameroon. The organisation is focused on building future activists from present-day children and youths. 


In March 2016, a forum was organised with numerous representatives of the Government and NGOs to develop a comprehensive strategy to address gender-based discriminations, child abuse and exploitation. The forum participants agreed on a number of key issues to be addressed by the Government including to improve health care services, organise prevention campaigns, provide adequate legal assistance to child victims of sexual exploitation, strengthen the administrative measures to punish offenders and spread the use of codes of ethics among key tourism actors.

Since 2011, sexual violence prevention projects, such as “Creation of a protective environment for the prevention of sexual abuses and trafficking of children for sexual exploitation and gender discrimination of children in Cameroon”, are carried out by NGOs.

As of January 2017, Cameroon has not yet ratified the Optional Protocol to the Convention the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography. [?]

A local NGO reported that between January 2015 and June 2016 more than 900 children have been victims of sexual abuse in Cameroon.


ECPAT International
Cameroon – Country Monitoring Report

Year: 2013

Understanding Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) Research in Different Regions: African Children’s use of ICTs

Year: 2013




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Extraterritoriality & Extradition


Cameroonian law provides for active extraterritorial jurisdiction but it requires the principle of double criminality. Cameroon has not implemented the passive personality principle.

Cameroon does not make extradition conditional on the existence of a treaty, applying the principle of reciprocity as a general rule. No Cameroonian citizen may be extradited, unless otherwise stated in an international treaty and extraditable offences are those punishable with a minimum sentence of not less than two years of imprisonment. There is no specific provision on the extradition of SEC related offences but most of them would be considered extraditable as they are punished with more than two years of imprisonment.

Criminal Code Code of Criminal Procedure, 2016, 2005

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Child Advocacy Centers

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SEC Police Unit

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Protection Standards Travel and Tourism

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