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Women and the Anglophone Struggle in Cameroon

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This chapter reflects on women’s participation in collective struggles against injustice in the Anglophone struggle in Cameroon. It draws on an ethno-sociological study grounded in protesters’ perspectives to understand how women’s issues have been constructed over thirty months of the conflict. It also unpacks whether the prevailing narratives of the conflict have amplified women’s experiences of inequalities and daily injustices.

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    By the time this research was conducted, they were still in prison. Their release came at a time when this paper was undergoing peer review. Even though Agbor Balla, Justice Ayah and the others were released, it is estimated that there are over five hundred people detained in Buea, Bamenda and Yaounde Central Prisons.

  2. 2.

    B (M, age above 36 years old) is a Barrister/Lawyer. Interviewed face-to-face on 5 July 2017.

  3. 3.

    Ghost town days are Mondays, and on Mondays, most cities in the conflict areas faced total shutdown.

  4. 4.

    A2 (Male, age 30–35 years old) is an activist and scholar. Interviewed by email on 12 July 2017.

  5. 5.

    J6 (Male, above 35 years of age). Interviewed by email on 20 July.

  6. 6.

    J5 (Female, age above 35 years old). Interviewed by face-to-face on 18 July 2017 in London.

  7. 7.

    A1 (Female, age above 35 years old) interviewed 15 July 2017 through Facebook audio call and a follow-up by email.

  8. 8.

    E (Female, age above 35 years old) is an entrepreneur. Interviewed on 11 August face-to-face in Edinburgh.

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    AA7 (Female between 30 and 35 years old), blogger, interviewed face-to-face in Cameroon in 17 June. Follow-up by email and WhatsApp call in July.

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    B6 (Female, age above 36). Interviewed by email on 11 August 2017.

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    AA7 (Female between 30 and 35 years old) blogger, interviewed in Cameroon on 17 June with follow-up on email and a WhatsApp call in July 2017.

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Mbondgulo-Wondieh, Z. (2020). Women and the Anglophone Struggle in Cameroon. In: Okech, A. (eds) Gender, Protests and Political Change in Africa. Gender, Development and Social Change. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-46343-4_7

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