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ActionAid Ghana Sensitizes the Media on its POWER Project
ActionAid Ghana is implementing a five-year project, with funding from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which aims to empower 6,000 rural women and influence their ability to control their...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 16:23
Four times captured, four times rescued
The lack of effective and timely government support and funding for social protection services and amenities have caused existing structures to become heavily overburdened. In rural communities...
Monday, May 15, 2017 - 13:47
Country Director visits Northern Regional Programme
ActionAid Ghana's Country Director, Sumaila Abdul-Rahman, paid a working visit to the Northern Regional Programme headed by Esther Boateng from Tuesday, 11th April, 2017 to Friday, 14th April, 2017...
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 18:24
Former Country Director appointed as Ghana's first woman chief of staff
Congratulations to Akosua Frema Opare - Osei, ActionAid Ghana's former Country Director on her recent appointment as Chief of Staff, and the country's first woman to take on the role![ibimage==...
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 14:21
An Open Letter to the Gambia’s President Barrow on His First Day in Office
Dear President Barrow, Welcome. It’s your first day behind the desk and you have an enormous job on your hands. Former President Yahya Jammeh has finally left the country after a tense stand-off...
Friday, January 27, 2017 - 13:45
Want to empower women? Begin with an effective support system
For 80 year old Awabu Mahama, basic human rights have been absent from her life since 1996, the year she was banished from her home and community and sent to the alleged Witch Camp in Kukuo. During...
Monday, January 9, 2017 - 11:46
In Search of the Hoe and Cutlass
“As the globalisation project unfolds, it exposes its bankruptcy at the philosophical, political, ecological and economic levels. The bankruptcy of the world order is leading to social, ecological,...
Monday, December 19, 2016 - 13:09
The dotcom bubble and national cohesion
The internet has expanded the information and communication space for individuals, businesses and even nations. Advances in mobile telephony and a variety of social media tools have further...
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 12:43
Dec 7 polls: stop the political bigotry
In the not-too very distant future, valid Ghanaian voters will be going to the polls to select political leaders to govern the country. The 2016 election year is not so different from previous...
Monday, December 5, 2016 - 09:53
Opinion Time: Witch Camps in Ghana
Before I arrived in Ghana, my opinion of the Witch Camps was that they were in extremely rural areas, and existed in the North because that is where the smaller villages are where people have less...
Monday, November 28, 2016 - 09:23
ActionAid Senegal and Gambia learn from Ghana
In 2013, ActionAid started the Agro-Ecology and Resilience (AER) project in The Gambia and Senegal to enhance the livelihoods of people living in poverty and strengthen vulnerable communities. These...
Monday, November 14, 2016 - 12:58
ActionAid visits the UN Economic Commission for Africa
On Tuesday, 1st November, 2016, ActionAid International and members of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) engaged in a high-level leadership discussion at the offices of the...
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 10:25
Ending child marriage is progress towards our Global Goals
On Tuesday, 11th October 2016, the world will be commemorating the International Day of the Girl Child. This comes a little over a year since the signing and adoption of the Sustainable Development...
Monday, October 10, 2016 - 14:31
"I have been a victim, now I have the power to stand for people."
At 22 years old, Salamatu Mohammed Shiraz is an ambitious, dynamic and persistent young woman who believes everybody has the right to quality education.Growing up in Tamale in the Northern Region,...
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 18:29
Many of us today seem to have forgotten the existence of slavery and the extent of its grimness and gruesome practices. Although slavery was abolished in the 19th century, the International Labour...
Monday, September 5, 2016 - 12:29