Chamango Blaise Aime

2022 IVLP Impact Award Project: Preventing and Responding to Gender Based ViolenceCameroon

Headshot Chamango Blaise AimeChamango Blaise Aime holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Buea and is currently in the process of obtaining a master’s degree in human rights and development. As a versatile human rights and good-governance specialist at the national and regional level, Blaise has developed the needed expertise to play a major leadership role in an international human rights organization. He founded the organization Human Is Right in 2012 with the firm belief that human rights can be taken to higher heights in Cameroon, and Africa as a whole. Blaise is committed to ensuring that good practice in the workplace, in respect to human rights and gender equality, considers other rights and diversity issues and that those most marginalized are not left behind.

Blaise has helped approximately 20 public, private, and social sector organizations advance their missions by leading initiatives to strengthen operations, enhance capacity, and improve cultural competency. He is also an avid community volunteer and holds positions with Amnesty International for the southwest region of Cameroon and the National Commission on Human Rights and Freedoms and the Network for Human Rights Defenders for Central Africa (REDHAC). He is also a founding member of the African Youth Trainers Network and served as a mentor for CIVICUS. 

IVLP Impact Award Project: Preventing and Responding to Gender Based Violence

The aim of the project was to educate women, girls and men in the communities on the available mechanisms and instruments to respond and prevent gender-based violence (GBV). Blaise's project held workshops and trainings on combatting gender-based violence for over 140 women and girls in Mbonge and Kumba, two territories in Cameroon.

The project let women and girls who are survivors of GBV know that they can seek redress using these available mechanisms and instruments at national, regional and international levels. It allowed two women to safely report a case of physical gender-based violence after years of not reporting the matter due to fear.


"What you have done has opened our eyes and now that we [the women] can fight for our rights we know that there are people out there that can also stand for us." - Project Participant

IVLP Exchange Experience

Blaise was a participant in the IVLP Project Resilience and Psychosocial Support for Human Rights Defenders and Humanitarian Actors, organized by the U.S. Department of State and CRDF Global.

Blaise's exchange experience led to the development of his IVLP Impact Award Project: "My experience with the IVLP was unique, educative, rich in knowledge sharing and profitable to my community."

U.S. Communities Visited Virtually

San Diego, CA; Washington, DC; Louisville, KY; Boston, MA; New York City, NY; Philadelphia, PA

Country: Cameroon

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