Manka Mafor Awasom Fru – Women Deliver

Manka Mafor Awasom Fru

  • Age: 29
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Ensuring that gender equality transcends all elements of our society must be a central tenet of Africa's developmental goals in order to fully reap the benefits of moving the continent forward. Women are the cornerstone of every society.

- Manka Mafor Awasom Fru


Manka Mafor Awasom Fru is originally from Cameroon and currently lives in Sweden. She received a Master in Investment Treaty Arbitration from the University of Uppsala in 2017. Currently, Manka serves as a volunteer, teaching internally displaced young girls in Cameroon. She has also been a part of various initiatives to mentor women.

What ignited your pursuit for gender equality?

In my society, the consequences of gender inequality are all around. My experience in the legal field made me realize that we are plagued with numerous failed attempts to secure the basic rights of the African woman.

Please share your biggest wins as an advocate for gender equality.

I have been part of several initiatives to sensitize and mentor women. Currently, I voluntarily teach internally displaced young girls in my country Cameroon who do not have access to education due to the political unrest in the country.

Outside of your gender equality advocacy work, what do you enjoy doing?

Writing articles, doing research, recording podcasts, and reading.

Languages Spoken:

  • English (Advanced/Native)
  • French (Intermediate)

Speaks On:

  • gender and climate change,
  • women and healthcare rights
  • meaningful youth engagement

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