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IOC Prez 2019

IOC President Bach: We have to be ambitious to reach gender equality

The New Leaders Forum held in Helsinki, Finland, is a “best practice in action”, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach said when attending...

Accra Girls celebrates 59 years of dedicated girl-child development

Accra Girls Senior High School has marked her 59th anniversary with a colourful ceremony to serve as a memorial and commitment to...
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UN Habitat hailed for helping achieve gender equality

Women leaders on Wednesday commended UN Habitat for helping achieve gender equality through its projects. Catherine Holt, an official of Huairou Commission,...
National Democratic Congress (NDC)

Women Empowerment Would Ensure Gender Equality

The Women's Wing of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Volta Region has called for the empowerment of women to ensure gender...
Agriculture Produce

Government tasked to Ensure Gender Equality in Ghana’s Agricultural Sector

The Ghana Trade and Livelihood Coalition (GTLC) has called on the Government to ensure gender equality in the agriculture sector by eliminating inherent inhibitions...
International Labour Organization

Ratification of Domestic Workers Convention set to advance gender equality

The International Labor Organization (ILO) Domestic Workers Convention has been added to the priority conventions for the Southern African Development Community (SADC), according to...
Ghana’s investment market

IFC and Ghana Stock Exchange Ring the Bell for Gender Equality

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is partnering with the Ghana Stock Exchange and over 70 other stock exchanges around the world...
Women Suffrage movement organizers

Women’s Suffrage and African Emancipation During the 19th Century

African American History Month Series No. 3 From Seneca Falls to the Civil War and Reconstruction the struggle for national liberation and gender equality took...

We are worried about empowerment of women & gender equality- NCOP Chairperson

The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) Chairperson Ms Thandi Modise says issues being discussed at G20 Parliamentarians meeting also high on the Agenda of...

AfDB Urges Power Sector To Capitalize On Women’s Capabilities

The African Development Bank Group, in partnership with the French Development Agency, Association of Power Utilities of Africa and African Network of Centers of...

Ghana’s New Land Bill Must Cover Gender Equality and Social Inclusion

Mrs Shiela Minkah-Premo, National Chair of the Leadership and Advocacy for Women in Africa (LAWA-Ghana) has called on stakeholders to ensure that provisions of...
Gender violence

Lack of mainstreaming Gender causing under-development

The Lack of mainstreaming Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) in the operationalisation of most of the Municipal and District Assemblies have been identified...

Ghana among 10 countries without decent toilets

Ghana has been named among the top 10 countries worldwide with the highest percentage of 85.7 of its population without decent toilets. This equals about...
Health Journalists Training

Journalists undergo social inclusiveness training

Some journalists in the Upper East Region have been educated on gender equality, social inclusiveness and human rights approaches to writing stories that will...

Adolescents Request Practical Information On STIs Prevention

A recent study indicates that Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) programmes in the country are not providing the full range of information adolescents need. The...
An old woman is seen outside her mud-house in Baringo, northwest Kenya, March 12, 2015. Residents of Baringo County are experiencing extreme cases of hunger as a result of the long periods of drought in Kenya. According to Kenya's Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru, a total of 1.6 million people in arid and semi-arid parts of Kenya are in danger of dying as a result of hunger. (Xinhua/Simbi Kusimba)

UN agencies in Rome call for gender equality to end hunger, poverty

Leaders from the three Rome-based UN agencies marked International Women's Day on Wednesday by reinforcing their commitments to step up efforts to invest in...
Volunteers work at the Media Center of the 11th G20 summit in Hangzhou, capital city of east China's Zhejiang Province, Sept. 1, 2016. The 11th G20 Summit will be held in Hangzhou from Sept. 4 to 5. (People’s Daily/Huang Fahong)

China progresses in gender equality

A top UN official praised China's efforts to promote gender equality and poverty reduction, while pledging continued cooperation in various fields. Babatunde Osotimehin, executive director...
Arab States

Arab League ends ministerial conference on women and security

The League of Arab States and UN Women concluded the two-day first ministerial conference on “Women and Achieving Peace and Security in the Arab...
Gifty-Eugenia Kusi

MP Tells Government To Give More Funds To Gender Ministry

She said budgetary allocation to the Gender Ministry was woefully inadequate judging its expanded mandate to ensure gender equality, promote the welfare and protection...
Ban Ki-moon

UN conference advocates more for gender equality

A women-oriented conference kicked off here Monday at UN headquarters in New York with calls from top UN officials to "seize the day," ensure...
Dr Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka United Nations Women Executive Director face-to-face with Ghana's Nana Oye Lithur Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection

Gender equality and women empowerment key to progress

“This year’s celebration of International Women’s Day is the first within the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. “The new Agenda’s Sustainable Development Goals include...

Women Celebrated Across The Globe

UN Women is thus organising a number of high-profile events in over 40 countries, where ordinary citizens, activists, musicians, athletes, students, security personnel, scholars...
Happy Women Day

Countries to harness newly adopted 2030 SD-Agenda For Women

A statement issued by the ILO and copied to the Ghana News Agency on Wednesday, said the Women at Work report provides the latest...

African women leaders gather in Ethiopia on gender equality

The participants are in the meeting within the framework of the 8th African Union (AU) Pre-Summit on 2016 year of human rights, with particular...

UN to launch campaign for gender equality in Ethiopia

The campaign dubbed "HeForShe Movement" has been launched in different countries including those in Africa towards mobilizing men and engaging them in activities to...
Mr David Allan Paintsil (2nd R), Central Regional Coordinating Council?s Public Relations Officer launching the report with Mr George Yorke, the Sponsorship Manager, Plan International Ghana

State of the World’s Girls 2015 report has been launched

The report indicated that there had been important changes in the lives of adolescent girls and their access to education since the millennium, but...

Teachers must unite to fight a common cause

He said it was only through quality education that extreme poverty and hunger, among other things, could be eradicated whilst a strong teacher union...
Wpid Poverty In Childhood Can Shape Neurobiology Study

Ghana recommit to tackle unfinished business by adopting SDGs

The Millennium Development Goals(MDGs) emanated from the Millennium Declaration adopted by world leaders at the Millennium Summit of the United Nations in 2000. The...
Raphael Godlove Ahenu Jr.

Gender equality is key to achieving sustainable development

A human right crusader and the CEO of Global Media Foundation, Raphael Godlove Ahenu Jr. has observed that addressing young people?s and adolescents? sexual...