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Gender Ministry to collect data on child marriage

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Mrs. Sarah Adwoa Safo, Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection says Government is collecting data to review the strategic...
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Traditional and Religious leaders urged to help address child marriage

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Ms Yvonne Wonchua, the Upper East Regional Coordinating Council Focal Person for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), has called on traditional and...

UK PM’s special envoy for girls’ education ends West African tour

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The UK Prime Minister’s Special Envoy for Girls’ Education Helen Grant has completed a tour of West Africa, visiting girls’ education, gender and inclusion...
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Upper East records 1,639 teenage pregnancies in first quarter of 2021

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About 1,639 teenage pregnancy cases have been recorded across the 15 Municipal and Districts in the Upper East Region within the first quarter...
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Parenting and Child Marriage

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Child marriage is not a new phenomenon. Reports show that it is quite common in regions like Africa, Asia and South America. Child marriage...
Regional Dialogue

Child marriage threatens national development – World Vision

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World Vision International (WVI), an international non-governmental organization (NGO), says incidences of child marriages in some part of the country, especially Northern Ghana, pose...
The Programme Manager of YHFG, Mr Albert Akafari, disseminating the findings of the draft evaluation report to stakeholders

Queen Mothers in Bongo stage campaign to help fight early child marriage

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Queen Mothers in the Bongo Traditional Area in the Upper East Region have staged a campaign to help fight early child marriage, teenage pregnancies...
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UNFPA urges Queenmothers to help end teenage pregnancy

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The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has called on Queenmothers in the Upper East Region to help end teenage pregnancy and child marriage. ...
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10 million additional girls at risk of child marriage due to COVID-19 – UNICEF

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Ten million additional child marriages may occur before the end of the decade, threatening years of progress in reducing the practice, according to a...
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Stakeholders in Upper East resolve to end child marriage

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Stakeholders in selected districts of the Upper East Region have resolved to end teenage pregnancies and child marriages in their jurisdictions. They said...
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Let’s build solid foundation for young girls – Department of Gender

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Madam Charity Batuure, the Upper West Regional Director of the Department of Gender has called on stakeholders to pool their efforts and resources towards...
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Child Marriage is a crime – Gender Ministry

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Ms Maribel Akuorkor Okine, the Western Regional Director of the Department of Gender, says child marriage is a crime and punishable by law. She said...
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Gender Ministry engages stakeholders on ending Child Marriage

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Community leaders and religious organisations have been called upon not to supervise or officiate marriages of children below age eighteen. This is because such children,...
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Gender Ministry implores queens to lead campaign against child-marriage

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The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection on Monday implored queens to lead the nationwide campaign against early and forced marriages which are...
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International Day of the Girl-Child: Zonta Clubs of Ghana want abuses to end

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The Zonta Clubs of Ghana, in marking the International Day of the Girl Child, on Sunday, has called for an end to all traditional...
Toolkit Workshop

Field workers on child marriage advocacy want user-friendly toolkit

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Participants attending a two-day workshop on the validation of the updated child marriage advocacy toolkit, have called for a user-friendly toolkit for smooth facilitation. ...
Toolkit Workshop

Validation workshop on the updated child marriage toolkit opens in Kumasi

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A two-day validation and capacity building workshop on the updated child marriage toolkit for field workers has opened in Kumasi. The workshop which was put...
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Increase legal fine for perpetrators of child marriage – Facilitators

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Facilitators of Men and Boys Club in the Central Region have called on the judiciary to as a matter of urgency issue stiffer punishment...
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Stakeholders of Domestic Violence to establish data portal on child marriage

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Stakeholders' have held a meeting to discuss ways to establish a data and information portal to help end child marriage in the country. The meeting...
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Ending child marriage: Role of the Girls Advocacy Alliance project

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For her, it was just a holiday visit to see a mother who got married to another man after breaking up with her father...
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Nineteen communities in UWR declared free from child marriage

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A total of 19 communities located in the Sissala East Municipality, Sissala West and Wa West Districts of the Upper West Region have been...
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PAORP-VWC engages stakeholders on ending child marriages

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A day’s workshop has been held for stakeholders in the Gushegu Municipality to deliberate on existing laws and policies that protect children and the...
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Thirteen communities in E/Region declared child marriage-free

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Thirteen communities in the Eastern Region have been declared child marriage- free after an intervention by some organisations to halt the trend. What this means...
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POWER Project, a model for eliminating child marriage

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Ideally, it is the wish and will of every growing girl child to be nurtured and well-groomed until that time a man will...
Fathers Day

Gender Ministry commends fathers on Father’s Day

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The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection has praised fathers for their contribution towards the development of children in the country. It urged them...
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COVID-19 could increase child marriages – Plan Ghana

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The Plan International Ghana has observed that the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic in the country could have dire influence on teenage pregnancy and...
Educating The Girl Child Is Equally Beneficial

Educating the girl child is equally beneficial – Parents told

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Ms Belinda Vuur, President of the Lassia-Tuolu Junior High School (JHS) Girls Club has pointed out to parents that investing in the education of...
Rescued Girls

Child Protection Committees rescue girls from child marriage

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The Community Child Protection Committees (CCPCs) have rescued 25 teenage girls from child marriage in the Sissala East Municipality, Sissala West and Wa...
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Zonta Club challenges government and others to help end child marriage

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The Zonta Club of Accra, a charitable and service group has marked its 50th anniversary celebration focusing on raising funds to advocate against child...

Youth advised to utilise government social interventions

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The youth have been advised to take advantage of government’s flagship programmes and interventions such as the Planting for Food and Jobs and Planting...