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The implementation of adolescent empowerment programme by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) across some selected regions in Ghana has led to an improvement in adolescent sexual and reproductive health rights knowledge among youth. Mr. Francis Takyi-Koranteng, the Upper East Regional Director of the National Youth Authority (NYA) who made the disclosure in Bolgatanga said...
“My headache of always working on people’s farms to raise money to buy pad will be a thing of the past now. I can always go to school and study without the depression I go through during that time of the month”, these were the words of 15-year-old Victoria Amewu of Tafi Mador Basic School...
The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection has implored parents to strengthen their relationship with girl-children for proper upbringing and development. According to Mrs Freda Prempeh, the Deputy Sector Minister, until parents remained closer to effectively monitor movements of their adolescent girl-children, the latter would continue to fall prey to peer group influences, which...
Joint statement by UN Women, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, and the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Date: Thursday, October 22, 2020   Women and girls with disabilities rightly demand enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms. We recognise and acknowledge that work remains to be done to...
Women and girls with disabilities rightly demand enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms. We recognise and acknowledge that work remains to be done to ensure that the links between gender and disability feature more routinely in all our work. Common approaches to disability rights, women’s rights and gender equality have yet to place...
Residents of MTN-Sentuo, a slum in the Kpone-Katamanso Municipality near the Kpone landfill site have been sentiaized to adhere to the COVID-19 protocols and not to stigmatize infected persons. . The one day  sensitization programme was organized by Women, Media and Change (WOMEC) in collaboration with the Kpone-Katamanso Municipal Assembly, Kpone-Katamanso Health Directorate and Plan...
Members of the MTN/Sentuo community in the Kpone-Katamanso municipality in the Greater Accra region, have been advised to adopt the healthy practice of frequent handwashing as a lifestyle to ensure that they stay safe not only from COVID-19 but from other diseases as well. Dr. Charity Binka, Executive Director of Women, Media and Change (WOMEC)...
The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection has urged Ghanaians to actively participate in this year’s International Day of the Girl Child celebration, focused on providing better education on Teenage Pregnancy, which results in Sexually Transmitted Infections, HIV and AIDS. The focus is also to encourage young girls to return to school after giving...
A thrilling debate to highlight challenges and prospects of the empowerment of girls in the country has been held as part of activities to celebrate this year’s International Day of the Girl-Child. The debate featured three students each (girls) from the Ridge Junior High School (JHS) and Choggu JHS in the Sagnarigu Municipality, who argued...
International Day of the Girl celebrates the importance, power, and potential of girls around the world. It is also a day to highlight girls’ needs and the particular problems they can face, and drive efforts that meet these needs and fulfill their rights – not benevolently for them, but in partnership with them. While much progress has been made in the last two decades to ensure every...
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