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 Empowering voices:Miss Christian Cameroon 2023 Champions Mental Health and Gender-Based Violence Awareness

Title: Empowering Voices: Miss Christian Cameroon 2023 Champions Mental Health and Gender-Based Violence Awareness

In the heart of Cameroon, a beacon of hope shines through the Miss Christian Cameroon 2023 contest, not just as a platform for beauty and talent, but as a catalyst for social change. The recent workshop on mental health and gender-based violence (GBV) with the contestants was a testament to the transformative power of community engagement.

Understanding GBV and Its Impact The interactive session delved deep into defining GBV, identifying its various forms, and discussing its causes and consequences. Participants bravely shared personal experiences, shedding light on the cultural pressures faced by models.

Mental Health in the Spotlight The workshop highlighted common mental health challenges in the modeling industry, such as eating disorders, anxiety, stress, personality disorders, suicidal thoughts, depression, and trauma1. It emphasized the importance of prevention and the need for a balanced approach to body care that aligns with mental well-being.

Celebrating Community Service Miss Asenge Fabiola, a contestant of Miss Christian Cameroon 2023, was awarded for her outstanding community project with a cash prize of 100,000 FCFA2This award underlines the contest’s commitment to supporting GBV and mental health survivors and preventing victimization3.

A Call to Action The event is a call to action for all, urging the public to support GBV and mental health initiatives. It’s a reminder that beauty is not just skin deep—it’s about the impact we make in the lives of others.