The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) under its programme, Media Capacity Building for Democratisation and Human rights has for the past 11 months built the capacity of 12 radio stations across the country to promote women’s rights.
Nana Amba Eyiaba 1, Queen Mother of the Oguaa Traditional area, has said that although a case has been made for the representation of queen mothers at the various levels of Houses of Chiefs in the country, steps are yet to be taken on implementation.
Ghana's Deputy High Commissioner to the United Kingdom (UK), Mrs Elizabeth Nicol has said that Ghana has gone far in ensuring parity in education opportunities for females and males.
She said this when addressing participants at a two-day gender conference at the University of Cambridge, Faculty of Education.
Women groups of the three religions – Christianity, Islamic and Tradition in the Northern Region, have resolved to work to discourage same-sex relationships emerging in the Ghanaian society.
The First Lady, Dr. Mrs. Ernestina Naadu Mills, has embarked on a campaign of the nation in the Upper East regional capital Bolgatanga, to vigorously fight maternal mortality across all corners of the country.
In partnership with Ministry of Women Affairs and Children, the International IDEA has supported the official launch of national consultations on an Affirmative Action Bill, on October 11, 2011 in Accra. The consultations aim to develop legislation that ensure equal participation and representation of women and men in positions of power and decision making at all levels.
Ms Teresa Nadia Abugah, Head of Women’s Desk, Ghana Trades Union Congress (GTUC), has stressed the need to increase the participation of women in existing social dialogue structures, bemoaning the low number of women in key positions in the Trade Union structures.
Parliament has tasked African Women Leaders Network (AWLN), a non-governmental organisation (NGO) to set-out components of Gender Budgeting as means of shaping government fiscal policy directives.
At the invitation of the Swiss Global Forum on Migration and Development GFMD 2011, Ghana chaired the GFMD workshop on “International Migrant Domestic workers at the Interface of Migration and Development”, as part of the Swiss GFMD Chair’s program of thematic meetings in various regions of the world.
Social Watch (SW), an international network of citizens devoted to eradication of poverty and an end to all forms of discrimination, which was established in 1995 had a two-day (7-8th September) workshop in Accra to improve the capacity of its members.