The WNCAW Media training programme at Kpeve
Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health issues remain major challenges for health systems and communities in Africa.As a result of these challenges, the Consortium for Mothers, Children, Adolescents and Health Policy and Systems Strengthening (COMCAHPSS) in collaboration the West Africa Health Organization (WAHO), with funding from the International Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada is running a Women, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Wellbeing (WNCAW) project in Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Niger and Sierra Leone through research and community scorecard assessment programmes to inform policy change for an improved WNCAW in West Africa.
As part of efforts to empower the media to support the WNCAW project, Women, Media and Change (WOMEC) in partnership with the Alliance for Reproductive Health Rights (ARHR) is undertaking a series of media engagement activities to promote the WNCAW project through sustained advocacy and dissemination of the findings from the community assessment programme and other research activities.
The first in a series of the media training programmes under the WNCAW project was held on March 3, 2020 at Kpeve in the South
Dayi district of the Volta region for a group of journalists from the Greater Accra, Eastern and Volta regions of Ghana.
2020 International Women’s Day
Women, Media and Change (WOMEC) commemorated the 2020 International Women’s Day with a forum at the Ashaiman Senior High School in the Greater Accra Region. The forum, which served as a mentoring session for a section of the female students of the school, was under the theme, “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights.”
The event saw various resource persons from different backgrounds, sharing their thoughts with the students. Topics dealt with included how to be an effective career woman, appropriate use of social media, knowing their worth and gender based violence.