The Global Campaign for Peace & Justice in Cameroon

L’Action mondiale pour la paix et la justice au Cameroun

About Us

The Global Campaign for Peace & Justice in Cameroon is an informal group of academics, activists, journalists, lawyers, students, and other concerned citizens around the world who believe in the urgent need for a peaceful resolution of Cameroon’s Anglophone Crisis.


  • are alarmed by the human rights abuses and war crimes committed in the Anglophone regions, where unarmed civilians bear a disproportionate burden,
  • believe political solutions, not military force, are necessary to solve Cameroon’s political challenges,
  • believe that the peace talks announced in June 2019 by the Swiss Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue represent the best way forward at this time for an inclusive negotiated settlement, 
  • advocate for the international community to press all parties to join the peace talks, 
  • advocate for international humanitarian aid groups to have unfettered access to civilians,
  • seek to amplify media attention to keep Cameroon’s crisis in front of decision-makers,
  • are nonpartisan and apolitical, while urging Cameroonians to seek nonviolent solutions.

Suddenly, the world has changed due to the spread of COVID-19. The United Nations has asked leaders of all conflicts to enact ceasefires due to the virus. We wholeheartedly support this call, and ask the Cameroon government and all armed separatist leaders to follow SOCADEF’s lead and declare a ceasefire in the Anglophone regions.

Cameroon and the world are mourning the loss of Cardinal Christian Wiyghan Tumi, who passed late on Good Friday. Cardinal Tumi was a staunch and tireless advocate for peace and dialogue, including organizing the Anglophone General Conference, which never took place. In his short book My Night in Captivity, published at the end of 2020, he wrote “All I want is for the guns to fall silent and for peace to return to the country.”

Some of the many tributes to Cardinal Tumi may be found herehereherehereherehereherehere, and here

The Global Campaign for Peace & Justice in Cameroon adds our voice to those recognizing Cardinal Tumi’s immense legacy. His death is a devastating loss for those seeking a nonviolent resolution of the Anglophone conflict. His dedicated leadership and strong moral values remain guiding lights.

A group of international notables is calling on Cameroon’s warring parties in the Anglophone regions to lower their weapons to let health workers tackle the coronavirus pandemic. Click here to see the COVID-19 ceasefire challenge to the Cameroon government, the non-state armed groups, and select international bodies.

Interview about the COVID-19 ceasefire challenge with Dr. Simon Adams, Executive Director of The Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, on DW Facebook Live (June 22, 2020)

Cameroon: Paths to Peace in a Pandemic

Webinar Series

Cameroon: Paths to Peace in a Pandemic is a series of three webinars exploring ways ahead for the country toward nonviolent resolution of the Anglophone Crisis.

  • April 18, 2020: Understanding the Anglophone Crisis & Opportunities for Peace during a Pandemic
  • April 25, 2020: Challenges of Identity-Based and Secessionist Conflicts
  • May 2, 2020: Money, Military, and International Power

The Global Campaign for Peace & Justice in Cameroon