Vital Voices

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Vital Voices Global Partnership invests in women leaders who improve the world. Founded by former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, and guided by the belief that women are essential to progress in their communities, we partner with leaders from more than 140 countries who advance economic opportunity, increase political and public leadership, and end violence against women. Our programs in strategic planning, business, advocacy and communications build critical skills needed for creating transformational change at scale. Through our global platform, women leaders expand their connections and visibility, accelerating shared progress for all.

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Petitioning Paul Biya

Urge Cameroon Authorities to #FreeKahWalla

Earlier this morning, Vital Voices Global Leadership Award Honoree and President of the Cameroon People’s Party (CPP), Kah Walla, was arrested again in Yaounde, Cameroon. Kah and other members of the party had gathered to discuss their plans to join citizens together for National Unity Day when they were arrested without explanation or cause. Kah and other members of the CPP have been actively advocating for more resources allocated to improving water and electricity access for citizens of Cameroon, and for a more democratic form of governance. Kah has long been an outspoken advocate for the people of Cameroon, even running for president in 2011. In Cameroon, 40 percent of the population lives on less than a dollar a day, and 50 percent of the country lacks access to electricity or clean water. Since the country gained independence 55 years ago, presidential power has been passed only once. Raised in a family of strong women, Kah has been a lifelong activist and sees the vast potential for her country. She believes that together, they have the ability to create the nation they envision – free, democratic and fair. Kah’s re-arrest is another act of exclusion and repression of civil freedom, and Vital Voices condemns the arrest of Kah and asks that she be released immediately. Stand with us as we call for the government to #FreeKahWalla and all those arrested this morning. Here’s how you can help: 1. Sign the petition on Change.org calling for the immediate release of Kah and all the protestors who are exercising their right to demand more resources for their people, and advocate for a free and fair society.2. Express your outrage online using #FreeKahWalla. Share from the @VitalVoices twitter feed or draft your own message of support. And make sure to tag @PR_Paul_Biya and @prc_cellcom, so the presidency of Cameroon is aware of the global outcry.3. Contact news agencies such as Reuters, Agence France Presse, Bloomberg, AP, etc, so that they are aware of the situation.

Vital Voices
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