New Member Introductions (26 January - 8 February 2023)

Welcome new members! :wave:

We are happy to have you join the Legal Empowerment Network. This is a space to connect with fellow practitioners from around the world; keep in touch for solidarity, learning, sharing, and collaboration.

Kindly note that this is also a civilized space, with guidelines, for the purpose of improving the discussions. Please take some time to go through our community guidelines.

This topic brings together new members. Please introduce yourself. Tell us a bit about your work and your expectations for joining the network. You can add a reply using the blue Reply button down below.

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Hello everyone. I am Umenjoh Vania from Cameroon. I have masters degree in special education and first degree in Women and Gender studies with Sociology and Anthropology ( Double degree honours. I am the president ( CEO) of the Association for the Promotion of Gender and Disability Issues (APGDI)Cameroon . The mission of APGDI is focused on promoting gender and Disability Issues with focus on women and girls and persons with disabilities. It’s main aim is to foster the social inclusion of persons women/girls and persons with did disabilities in society.

APGDI objectives are thus geared towards promoting issues affecting women/girls and persons with disabilities such as Gender Based Violence, fostering positive attitude towards persons with disabilities and women/girls, foster education for girls and persons with disabilities and eliminate poverty among women and persons with disabilities.

My interest in joining this network is to meet other others with similar interests and to share experience and learn from each others. It is also to magnify the realization of the objectives of APGDI Cameroon.


Thanks @Vania for joining the introduction and welcome to the Network! We are excited to have you here. To start, I would encourage you to:

  • Explore the Resource Library , where you will find hundreds of resources about legal empowerment & access to justice.
  • Explore the forum and the discussions that are taking place at the moment. If you have anything interesting to share with everyone, this is the right place for you! We are going to have a regional call soon to talk about gender justice and women’s rights. This is a perfect chance for you to meet other network members with similar interest! Check out the post HERE for more details.
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Hello everyone,

I am Sy, legally established in the USA and Kenya. My heart is for areas of education, business, and families. all consisting of well-being and improvement strategies for the people. Livelihood is a priority for me. I have a degree in psychology, and I work with women in Kenya that we have established as the nation’s leading ladies. We are currently working on laying out schools for children who can’t afford school fees while implementing a plan to show those in the villages how to be self-sufficient. We also have a heart for those who desire to go to college to build a career; implementing a sponsorship as we can. I would love to connect with others; I also do work in Ghana.