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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 Global Media Foundation (GLOMEF), human rights and anti-corruption advocacy media organization has ended this year’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign with a call on traditional leaders to desist from interfering with the law and shielding persons who sexually abuse young girls in society. Addressing a Summit dubbed “School Girls Summit” with...
The Alliance for Reproductive Health Rights (ARHR) has appealed to government to allocate more funds towards adolescent health issues in the country. The ARHR also asked government to develop health policies and programmes centred on adolescents for long term impact, especially at deprived areas. Ms Rhema Andah, a Project Officer of ARHR, in a statement...
When it comes to HIV risks for women, researchers found that natural disasters force vulnerable women to take any chance to secure resources – whether through transactional sex or engagement in early marriage Currently, 80% of new HIV infections among adolescents are from girls – who are eight times as likely as boys to be living with...
It’s no secret that women are underrepresented in the news, both as subjects and reporters. Studies like the Global Media Monitoring Project and the Women’s Media Center’s 2019 report of women in U.S. media have shown how the industry continues to fall short in gender inclusion. According to new research published in September, COVID-19 coverage is no different. In the “The...
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...
Ghana among other countries continuous to lose women to breast cancer due to low information on breast cancer. Reports indicate that nearly 70% of women are diagnosed with advanced stages of the disease, leading to increased deaths. An Oncologist at the Korle-Bu Teaching, Dr. Joel Yarney, has revealed to GhanaWeb that the proportion of women...
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)...
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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