Breast ironing, or breast flattening, is the pounding massaging of a pubescent girl's breasts, using hard or heated objects, to try stop them from developing or disappear. Usually done by the girl's mom to protect her from sexual harassment and prevent early pregnancy. It's practiced in some areas in Cameroon where men believe girls with breasts are sexually mature. Pestles are most common but heated stones and hammers are also used. This illustrates a clear violation of human rights.
Graphic images show horrifying 'mob justice' in Cameroon. When people are caught stealing, they are either burnt alive or beaten to death by a large group of people. The population of the country is very intolerant of stealing.
Religion plays a large part on the values of the African community. Being a christian is of great value, which is the main religion being practiced in Cameroon. Islamism is also practiced by a large part of the country.
In Cameroon, women from all walks of life gathered in Yaounde as bearers of various affirmations on development, peace, political and gender equality, employment, education access and human rights as they passed along the capital city’s 20th May Boulevard in a march past chaired by the first lady, Chantal Biya.