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Activities in the Northern regions, In extension to marking the youth week in Cameroon by #defyhatenow.

Firstly, a march pass was done in Adamawa on ๐…๐ž๐›๐ซ๐ฎ๐š๐ซ๐ฒ ๐Ÿ•, ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’, aimed at sensitizing the people on peaceful ways of countering #HateSpeech and incitement to violence in the communities themed: โ€œ๐™ˆ๐’๐™ฃ ๐˜พ๐’๐™ข๐’ƒ๐™–๐’•: ๐™•๐’†๐™ง๐’ ๐‘ซ๐™ž๐’”๐™˜๐’๐™ช๐’“๐™จ ๐™™๐’† ๐‘ฏ๐™–๐’Š๐™ฃ๐’† ๐’…๐™–๐’๐™จ ๐™กโ€™๐˜ผ๐’…๐™–๐’Ž๐™–๐’๐™ช๐’‚โ€ coordinated by our partner Association pour l’รฉducation ร  la citoyennetรฉ numรฉrique

๐Ž๐ง ๐…๐ž๐›๐ซ๐ฎ๐š๐ซ๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ— in ๐†๐š๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐š, we had a workshop with administrative and traditional authorities, Youth and community leaders to fine tune strategies of mitigating hate speech in Garoua and amplify the usage of the Field Guide as a peace building tool.

๐Ž๐ง ๐…๐ž๐›๐ซ๐ฎ๐š๐ซ๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ, ๐Œ๐š๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐š played host to a workshop with administrative, traditional and youth leaders as they shared perspectives on best practices to mitigate #HateSpeech and #FakeNews in the Far North. Followed by sensitization and stakeholder meetings within the region with key partners

๐Ž๐ง ๐…๐ž๐›๐ซ๐ฎ๐š๐ซ๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘, a sensitization talk with students at the Lycรฉe de Mouda was held followed by a visit to the head office of ARDHU.cm still in Maroua.

To crown the day, our team made up of Stephen Kovats, Desmond Ngala and Kinang Derick were guests on a series of interviews done on Radio Sahel Gotel and @Sembe and held stakeholder meetings with other partners in Maroua on the possibilities of amplifying the use of the Field Guide by more institutional bodies and organisations operating in the Northern regions.