Traditional Storytelling Approaches for Preventing and Mitigating Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) in Ntanka, Cameroon.

In this pilot project funded by Grand Challenges Canada, Effective Basic Services (eBASE) Africa will test the acceptability and feasibility of African traditional storytelling approaches, by storytellers and community health workers (CHWs) trained in storytelling, to prevent sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) and child, early, and forced marriage (CEFM) and mitigate their impact on underserved populations in the Ntanka Community in the North West Region of Cameroon. Community conversations during storytelling events will also enable identification of determinants of SGBV vulnerability and offer an opportunity to explore solutions. Community health workers (CHWs) will visit households and follow up with storytelling attendees to identify and refer SGBV cases to health and legal facilities


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