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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.

Association, Enfants, Jeunes et Avenir (ASSEJA)

Contact: Mr. Zingui Messomo
Phone: +237 22 209293
Address: B.P. 5988 Nlongkak, Yaoundé, Cameroon


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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