2019 - 16 Days of Activism

Meet Berkelle Kenfack, Cameroon

“I did not choose the wrong battle to fight. I’m fighting for the good of my country—for a better Cameroon, for a better Africa, and for a better world.”


Meet Berkelle Kenfack, Cameroon

Over the past few years Cameroon has been thrust into a state of conflict, with 500,000 people displaced and 3,000 people killed. Berkelle Kenfack, leader of Project Management at Young WILPF Cameroon, has been dealing with the human rights crisis on the ground. In conflict situations women and children are hit the hardest. Berkelle is part of an extraordinary team leading the way for lasting peace. Get the full story below.


Follow the work of Young WILPF Cameroon on their Facebook page.

During the last presidential election, Berkelle actively participated in WILPF's Early Warning Centre project to support peaceful elections in the country.

Nobel peace laureate Leymah Gbowee visited Cameroon on a fact-finding mission in April to promote the inclusion of women in the country's peace process. Learn more here.

Berkelle attended Claiming Our Space: Emerging Feminist Voices for Peace—our summit co-hosted by Nobel peace laureate, Leymah Gbowee, and the Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa!