According to the FIDA representative, a girl cannot refuse a forced marriage because she would likely not be able to afford to return the money and gifts that have been given to her by the groom's family (30 Mar. She added that the Ministry's interest is to "maintain harmony and stability in the family" (ibid.).
The official further stated that "recalcitrant cases" are forwarded to the court, and for other cases, "the victim reports directly to the competent court in their area of residence, for action" (ibid.). 2013] Director, African and African American Studies Program, Carleton College, Minnesota.
As smart as Oroko girls will be sometimes, she asked to be give some time so that she looks through the ALREADY FILLED marriage Certificate. She tried to resist signing but the father-in-law assured her that he cannot play any fowl on her because he loved her like a daughter. On the part of “Type of Marriage,” it was written “According to Native Laws and Customs of the Matoh People.” On the part of “Type of Property Rights” It was written “Co-Ownership.” Guys, can you believe this?
How can a marriage signed in 2013 still carry age old appellations.
Cameroun : information sur la fréquence des mariages forcés dans le sud du Cameroun, en particulier dans la région du Sud-Ouest, y compris la protection offerte par l'État; les mariages forcés pratiqués par les chefs, et information indiquant si les femmes ou les jeunes filles qui sont forcées d'épouser des chefs doivent être vierges et sans enfant Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Cameroon: Prevalence of forced marriage in southern Cameroon, particularly in the Southwest Region, including state protection available; forced marriage as practiced by chiefs, and whether the girls or women that are forced to marry chiefs must be virgins and childless, 10 April 2013, CMR104378.
E, available at: 18 December 2017] This is not a UNHCR publication.
Any views expressed are solely those of the author or publisher and do not necessarily reflect those of UNHCR, the United Nations or its Member States. Prevalence of Forced Marriage in Southern Cameroon Sources indicate that Cameroon is divided into 10 administrative divisions (US n.d.; Political Handbook of the World 2012). How can a marriage signed in Babessi, in the North West Region refer to the native laws and customs of Matoh people of the South West Region?How can a girl who hails from Dikome Balue be tied to the customs of the Matoh people in the first place?Where you will wish to come back again and again... And remember: If someone thinks that love and peace is a cliche that must have been left behind in the Sixties, that’s his problem. With a low spirit and not too balanced health, I caught up with this very beautiful, gentle, lovely, and soft-spoken girl from Dikome Balue in Bamenda on Thursday 21st August 2014.