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Women Media and Change (WOMEC) has had discussions with the Women Banking Unit of Access Bank on possible areas of collaboration. The meeting, which took place in the offices of WOMEC on Friday, September 2, 2022, discussed projects that the two institutions could jointly carry out that would impact positively on the lives of young...
Dr. Charity Binka, Executive Director of Women, Media and Change (WOMEC) tasks journalists across West Africa to promote issues on Women, Newborn, Children and Adolescent Wellbeing that would help influence good policies. This was during the WAHO-WNCAW Regional Dissemination Workshop of the “Catalyzing Leadership to Improve Health Outcomes for Women, Adolescents, and Children in West...
Women, Media and Change (WOMEC) awards nine journalists from three West African countries for excellence in Women, Newborn, Children and Adolescent Wellbeing (WNCAW) reporting as part of the WNCAW project in collaboration with Alliance for Reproductive Health Rights (ARHR) and funded by International Development Research Centre (IDRC) – Canada. The event took place at Alisa...
In Liberia and Nigeria, traditional leaders are the key to shifting social norms and driving the critical change needed to end violence against women and girls. “We [traditional practitioners] used to teach girls how to behave in the presence of older people, plaiting hair and being modest,” explains Kema Dahn, a community leader and former...
Sexual violence against females with disability has not received the needed much attention from society, yet they are more likely to experience physical, emotional, sexual and other forms of gender-based violence. The challenges are not necessarily limited to females with disability, but their neglect often reflect the lack of social attention, legal protection, and support...
The first International Women’s Day was held in March 1911 when women and men came together to talk about the need for women to have basic rights afforded to them, the right to vote, the right to work, the right to speak out in public and the right to equal pay. As an annual celebration,...
The Women, Media and Change (WOMEC), a Non-Governmental Organization, has joined the global community to mark the 2021 International Day of the Girl-Child at Sebrepor, a community in the Kpone-Katamanso Municipality of the Greater Accra Region. Students from some selected schools within the municipality converged at the Methodist Church in Sebrepor for the 2021 International...
Poor women in remote areas are the least likely to receive adequate health care. This is especially true for regions with low numbers of skilled health workers, such as sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. The main factors that prevent women from receiving or seeking care during pregnancy and childbirth are: poverty distance to facilities lack...
The Women, Media and Change (WOMEC), a non-governmental organization has organised a forum to sensitise adolescent girls living in Kpone, a suburb in Tema as part of its efforts to mark the 16 Days of activism against gender-based violence, last week. It was on the theme ‘16 days of activism against gender-based violence: implications for...
From the beginning of time, women have been child bearers. Their role is central in society. They are caretakers, conscience, farmers, educators, and entrepreneurs. As I sat to write this piece, a colleague naively suggested, “this article will only make an impact if it is published on International Women’s Day and in an election year”....
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