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Gender And Leadership Forum Organized For Students At Kpone SHS

Gender and Leadership Forum has been organized for students at the Kpone Community Senior High School, Greater Accra Region to empower the students, especially the adolescent girls to challenge themselves to greater heights in society. It also served as an advocacy platform to equip adolescents to understand the tenets of gender equality and the empowerment...
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Ada West records 357 teenage pregnancy cases in 2021 

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...
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Females with disability aren’t objects for sexual abuse

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...
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International Women’s Day 2022: Gender Equality Today for A Sustainable Tomorrow

The first International Women’s Day was held in March 1911 when women and men came together to talk about the need for women to have basic rights afforded to them, the right to vote, the right to work, the right to speak out in public and the right to equal pay. As an annual celebration,...
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2022 IWD: Let’s push for gender equality for sustainable tomorrow- WOMEC

As Ghana joins the world to celebrate International Women’s Day today, Women, Media and Change (WOMEC) has urged all and sundry to join forces that push for Gender Equality today for secured and sustainable future. A statement signed and issued by WOMEC on Tuesday March 8, 2022 said “The 2022 IWD should not be celebrated as business as usual....
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Females with disability are not objects for sexual abuse

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...
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7 things you might not know about child marriage

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...
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Diamonds are scarce – sexual and reproductive health information shouldn’t be

 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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Fight against FGM must be sustained

Ghana joined the rest of the world to mark Zero Tolerance of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) on February 6, 2022. The day, instituted by the United Nations (UN) to draw global attention to the plight of millions of women and girls who suffer from this obnoxious practice, is to also consolidate international efforts at ending...
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