Scholastica Fotabong (2009)

Southwest Province , CMR
Since 2004, Scholastica Anyingoh Fotabong has worked as Litigation and Research Officer of the Youth Human Rights Watch Committee (YHRWC) and Legal Adviser of the Self-Empowerment Foundation (SEF) in Muyuka, Cameroon. She is also a partner in the public interest law firm Fotabonche - Nkodem. Both organizations focus on human rights protection and the collective rights of particular social groups, for example, women and children. Scholastica works on human rights education projects of the YHRWC and manages legal cases for both organizations. She graduated from the Department of Law at the University of Buea in 1998 and was admitted to the Bar in Cameroon in 2000. Scholastica has authored several papers on women's rights, specifically on desertion and widowhood, and the offense of rape in the Cameroonian Penal Code. She also wrote the handbook for paralegal officers on the rights of the child in Cameroon. As a PILnet International Fellow, Scholastica researched the opportunities to educate about collective human rights in Cameroon and designed advocacy strategies to help achieve this goal.