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SRH Watch
Ghana, like many other countries, has been severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. While the government’s efforts have been devoted to curtailing the disease, a major concern has been its potential effects on the delivery and utilisation of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) services in the country. Reproductive health issues are essential for...
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Ms Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey has said that the government was committed to tackling issues of adolescent pregnancy, maternal mortality and youth empowerment in the country. She indicated that the government will therefore continue to collaborate with the United Nation’s Population Fund (UNFPA) to realise sexual and reproductive health...
Ghana, like many other countries, has been severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. While the government’s efforts have been devoted to curtailing the disease, a major concern has been its potential effects on the delivery and utilisation of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) services in the country. Reproductive health issues are essential for...
Ghana, like many other countries, has been severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. While the government’s efforts have been devoted to curtailing the disease, a major concern has been its potential effects on the delivery and utilisation of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) services in the country. Reproductive health issues are essential for...
In many African societies, sexual reproductive health issues remain a contentious topic – so it is also in Ghana. The situation is worse among males who are often unwilling to get involved in reproductive health issues of their partners due to social and cultural norms. Men are often brought up in a gender-stereotypical way which...
The Ada West District in the Greater Accra Region recorded 357 teenage pregnancy cases and seven cases of abortion in 2021. The pregnancies were among girls between 10 and 19 years. In 2020, 317 cases of teenage pregnancy and 18 cases of abortion were recorded in the district as against 372 pregnancies and 11 cases...
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...
Sexual violence against females with disability has not received 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 to ensure...
Around the world, Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love, romance and commitment – an occasion, perhaps, to get engaged or married. But for millions, what should be a joyous moment is not the stuff of fairy tales. Too many women and girls were married off before they reached 18 – many forced to leave...
 At only 35, Nsenga Malu has lived many lives. In one, she was a girl growing up in the city of Luambo, in her home country of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Then, her childhood halted abruptly when she married at the age of 15 and immediately began childbearing. Within 13 years, she’d had...
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