New bill in Ghana on equal participation

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.

Regional Social Watch Training Workshop in Accra

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.

Samia makes History for Women

Ms Samia Yaba Nkrumah, the only daughter of Ghana’s first President, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, cut a slice of history when she became the first-ever female leader and chairperson of a political party in Ghana, after winning the chairmanship position of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) at its delegates congress in Accra.

Women in decision making

Principles of equality and empowerment lie behind the encouragement of greater representation of women in all levels of government. Women are more likely than men to keep sight of the human dimension in problem-solving and to favour peaceful resolution of conflict.