YOUNG URBAN WOMEN’S MOVEMENT’S COMMUNIQUE TO THE MUNICIPAL CHIEF EXECUTIVE, GA WEST MUNICIPAL ASSEMBLY, AMASAMAN, ON THE RELEVANCE OF WATER AS A GENDER-RESPONSIVE PUBLIC SERVICE DURING THE 2018 CELEBRATION OF WORLD WATER DAY
On March 08every year, the United Nations and its partners in the global community celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD), a day specially set aside to recognise and celebrate the social, cultural, and political achievements of women around the world. The day also provides the opportunity to highlight the many cultural and social impediments that challenges and prevents equality.
Today, singer and Britain’s Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon is calling on the public to support ActionAid’s campaign to end child marriage after travelling to Ghana and meeting young girls whose lives have been threatened by this harmful practice.
The moralists are back among us, and this time they are, once again, riding the usual high horse of virginity and the imperative for maidens to stay pure and chaste until they are allowed to go out and eat the forbidden fruit.
08 February, 2017: Last month, His Excellency, the President, completed the list of ministerial appointments with the announcement of 10 regional ministers, bringing the total to 46. There have been other significant appointments to some strategic public institutions to enable the new government assemble a competent team to prosecute its development and economic transformation agenda
As Ghana sets up to mark the 1st anniversary of the June 3rd Flood and Fire Disaster, ActionAid Ghana wishes to urge government and relevant stakeholders to invest in pro-poor initiatives and enforce the promotion of the rights of people living in poverty.
ActionAid Ghana’s Board Member, Hilary Gbedemah, has been nominated by Ghana’s President, John Dramani Mahama to serve on the Advisory Board of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).
IWD – Stepping up Gender Equality for Ghana’s Sustainable Development
Awal Meri and Kande Ibrahim are smallholder farmers who are learning Climate Resilient Sustainable Agricultural practices
On March 08 every year, the United Nations and its partners in the global community celebrate the International Women’s Day (IWD), a day specially set aside to recognise and celebrate the social, cultural, and political achievements of women around the world. The Day also provides the opportunity to highlight the many cultural and social impediments that challenge programmes being pursued to promote gender equality.
Our attention has been drawn to a publication in the November 17, 2015 edition of the Daily Graphic, regarding witchcraft accusations in Ghana and the disbandment of witch camps in the Northern Region. In the article, the writer, Leo Igwe, asserted that the closure of the Bonyasi Witch Camp was “a step in the wrong direction and would endanger the lives of the victims of the accusation and further complicate efforts to tackle this cultural scourge.” He adds that “The pervasive belief in Ghana that people can harm others through witchcraft is the elephant in the room that has to be called out, not safe places which alleged witches flee to.” In the end, he calls on the government to focus on shutting down witchcraft accusation, not the camps.