WOMEC trains 100 Adolescent Girls in Kpone Presby ‘A’ and Kpone Methodist ‘B’ JHS
Women Media and Change (WOMEC) organised a training session in May 2021 for 50 Adolescent girls in the Kpone Presby ‘A’ and 50 Adolescent girls in the Kpone Methodist ‘B’ JHS Basic Schools on the topics: Gender, Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) and Human Rights. The session was under WOMEC’s TurningPoint Project of the Women’s Voice and Leadership – Ghana Project, funded by Global Affairs Canada through Plan International Ghana.
WOMEC Trains Journalists in Sierra Leone
Women Media and Change (WOMEC) was in Sierra Leone in April, 2021 to train journalists on Women, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Wellbeing (WNCAW). The media training was under a 3-year WNCAW project funded by International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada. The project seeks to strengthen capacities of stakeholders and duty bearers at multi-levels to work together to identify priority issues for improved WNCAW. It is also to strengthen capacities of journalists from the participating countries to report effectively on WNCAW. Five countries are benefiting from the project within the West African sub-region. The countries are Sierra Leone, Ghana, Senegal, Burkina Faso and Côte d’Ivoire. The media training was based on gaps identified on WNCAW interventions in Sierra Leone through a Scorecard Assessment in selected districts in the country. A similar training was organised for journalists in Ghana after a scorecard assessment on WNCAW interventions in the country.
WOMEC celebrates International Women’s Day 2021 with 150 Girls
Women Media and Change (WOMEC) has over the years joined in commemorating the International Women’s Day by organising various activities to create awareness on gender equality, giving a voice to women and girls and empowering them to attain leadership roles in society so they can contribute to the development of humanity. WOMEC marked the 2021 International Women’s Day with a forum for 150 students of Accra Girls Senior High School in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana on March 8. It was under the theme “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world” and a sub theme “Amplifying the voices of girls for Change”.
WOMEC Launches TurningPoint Project for Adolescent Girls
Women Media and Change (WOMEC) on March 4, 2021 formally launched its TurningPoint Project under the Women’s Voice and Leadership – Ghana Project at the Kpone Katamanso Municipality in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. The project is being funded by Global Affairs Canada through Plan International Ghana. The TurningPoint project is to empower adolescent girls tospeak up and stand up for their rights. The girls are being equipped with knowledge on Gender, Sexual and reproductive health, human Rights, Gender Based Violence, Leadership and Presentation Skills and the use of Social Media for advocacy and self-empowerment. Key stakeholders from the Kpone Katamanso Municipal Health Directorate, Kpone Katamanso Municipal Education Directorate and The Kpone Katamanso Department of Social Welfare were present at the project launch.