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Hope for the Abused and the Battered

Douala, Cameroon
Joined March 2019

An association where those battered by life can find hope. Victims of domestic violence and other life’s challenges, can find some refuge and guidance through the various challenges they face.

Presence in: Cameroon
Focus: Gender-based violence, Livelihoods, Women's Rights

The aim of the association is to provide supporting services which promote emotional resilience to people battered by life, regardless of age, sexual orientation, race and political or religious affiliation,  in their search for ways to overcome the fears and conflicts and separation that accompanies personal crisis.

Our Objectives

  • To provide counseling and psycho-therapeutic assistance to individuals and groups;
  • To raise awareness and sensitize the population on the damages caused by domestic violence, and all other forms of violence;
  • To encourage a spirit of peace, love, forgiveness and living in harmony in our communities;
  • To provide legal assistance to victims of domestic violence, and the battered in our communities;
  • To cooperate with associations with similar objectives.

Our Services

We offer psychological, legal and holistic counseling to people who have been abused and battered and now need hope. They need to be empowered in a holistic way to get back up and believe in themselves again and in their future. We hope to be able to pull the resources together which will enable us as an organization offer such hope and empowerment.Our Core Values

We listen with compassion, we care with genuineness, we share with all love and we help in all solidarity.

Our Guiding Principles: Human rights based and gender responsive approaches towards promoting, protecting and fulfilling the human rights of all women and girls, as well as strengthening institutional capacities at local and national levels to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls. Holistic and multi-sectoral responses that address women and girl’s inter-related rights and needs in terms of prevention and response to violence, including safety and protection, access to health, legal, property and inheritance rights, and economic security and rights.


People Associated With This Organization

Marie Abanga

Hope for the Abused and the Battered
Joined March 2019
Interests: Gender-based violence
Marie Angele Abanga (simplified to Marie Abanga) aka MAG likes to describe herself as a “Jacqueline of several trades”. She is an everyday woman and mother with a zigzag profile. Let’s give it a try! She is an Activist, an Author, a Coach, a Consultant, a Feminist, a Lawyer, a Lecturer, a Prince 2 Project Manager, a Psychotherapist, a Philanthropist and an etc! She just loves to sum it up by saying she is a person of passions and a tale of talents. Her life’s journey has filled 6 books already and her three musketeers keep her busy at home.

MAG is also the founder and CEO of the association Hope for the Abused and Battered, and the Country Director of the Gabriel Bebonbechem Foundation for Epilepsy & Mental wellbeing. She is also the Global Mental Health Peer Executive representing Cameroon. MAG is 40 and lives in Douala the economic capital of Cameroon. Joining such a network is simply in line with my vision of networking globally with like minded individuals and organizations.
Marie Abanga is the network champion (main point of contact) for Hope for the Abused and the Battered.

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