Dr. Charity Binka is the Executive Director of Women, Media and Change (WOMEC) a non-governmental organization (NGO) based in Accra, Ghana. The NGO is committed to the exclusive use of the the media to promote gender equality. Charity is also the Executive Secretary of the African Media and Malaria Research Network (AMMREN) that builds the capacity of African journalists to report exclusively on malaria and other diseases. She is a seasoned journalist, and an expert in gender, media and women’s health issues, who believes in processes as much as she believes in results. She uses a variety of methods, including mentoring and coaching particularly young people to unearth their talents for the common good. Charity has worked for more than three (3) decades to put the issues of health and women on the global and national agenda. Through her international engagements, Charity tries to shape global discourse on gender equality through her several networks.
Dr. Binka holds a PhD degree in Population and Health. Her study was on Cervical Cancer Screening and Treatment in Ghana. She also has an MPhil degree in Public Administration (MPA), Master of Arts degree in Gender and Development and a Graduate Diploma in Communication Studies. Charity is a Chevening Fellow and a member of the Women Leaders of the World Programme.
Charity serves on several national and international boards, including that of a Kenyan based Pan African NGO, African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET). She serves as Vice Chairperson, representing West Africa. Charity is also a Steering Committee Member of RBM Strategic Communications Partner Committee (SCPC) and Lead for the RBM Media Fellowship; a member of the Ghana National Cancer Board and the Technical Advisory Committee on Affirmative Action of the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection of Ghana.