Art Therapy in Cameroon

 

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In Cameroon, an NGO called RENATA (Reseau National des Associations des Tantines)

encourages women and girls who have experienced violence to use art therapy in their healing process.

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These are just a few of the works of art that I had the privilege of seeing when I visited the RENATA office in Yaounde.

While I found these works of art profoundly sad,

I also saw them as bold statements of empowerment by the survivors who painted them.

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And so, while these works of art may never hang in a gallery, to me they are inspirational.

 

This post is a response to the Weekly Photo Challenge:  Work of Art.  Click on the link to see more responses.

4 thoughts on “Art Therapy in Cameroon

  1. it is a wonderful idea. I was in Cameroon for six weeks back in the eighties, and while i loved the country I noticed an awful lot of children with seemingly little hope in their lives. Organisations such as this bring me hope for another ending to their stories

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