By training women in IT and media and giving them a space for discussions, WOMEC is working actively to strengthen the role of the female leaders and is developing the leadership skills of the women, who are yet to take action in their communities.
Empowering women to take a more central role in decision making through Voter Education, Gender Training and Presentation Skills.
Supporting female Parliamentarians to effectively use the media to advance their cause.
Building the capacity of journalists to play active roles as change agents and advocates for gender equality.
Encouraging NGOs committed to women’s issues to give a voice to their actions and concerns, via the media and through public events.
Developing the global image of Ghanaian female leaders.
Running an online global exchange platforms with other female leaders in the world.
Creating a space where women from the communities can meet the female parliamentarians and NGO leaders on a regular basis, express issues of concern and getting inspired by the powerful role of other women they meet.
Women in leadership
Give an online space for global exchange and debate to women in leadership
- Establishing an exchange program for female journalists in Africa to enable them share experiences, ideas and learn from each other
- Serving as a centre of excellence that focuses on the training, capacity building and creating a platform for exchange of ideas and facilitating networking of media women in the sub-region
- Developing a database on women in the media in Africa which will hold information on the human resources of female journalists in Africa
- Establishing a resource centre for female journalists to learn new skills and access information
- Developing a mentorship program between young female journalists and the older experienced journalists in the West African sub-region
The interest in pursuing the agenda of promoting women in governance and political processes and structures is underscored by the fact that women constitute more than half Ghana’s population, yet their issues and concerns are often largely absent from mainstream decision-making.
Of equal concern is the fact though women are interested in contributing effectively to the decisions that affect their lives and societies, they are generally constrained from doing so due to the several socio-economic barriers that confront and discriminate against them on a day-to-day basis.
The use of quotas could be an important instrument for breaking down barriers and furthering women’s political participation and integration. The key role of political parties in identifying, grooming and enhancing women’s participation in the decision-making process is very important.