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Public urged to appreciate the beauty of gender equality

Mr Nii Ankonu Annorbah Sapei the Programmes Director of the Alliance for Reproductive and Health Right (ARHR) has urged Ghanaians to appreciate the beauty...
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ITC, CARE Enterprises ready to boost gender justice with the CARE-SheTrades Impact Fund

The International Trade Centre (ITC), CARE Enterprises Inc. (CARE) and Bamboo Capital Partners (Bamboo) have joined forces in their mission to achieve gender equality...
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MTN applauded for championing gender equality

Ghana's leading telecommunications giant, MTN joined the world yesterday to commemorate International Women’s Day (IWD) in Accra to help the champion the...

“Women’s power is people’s power” – POWA declares

The Progressive Organisation for Women’s Advancement (POWA) on Monday called for the election of 30 per cent women into Parliament as political commitment...
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Gender Ministry commemorates International Women’s Day

The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, has marked the 2020 International Women's Day in Accra, with a dinner and an awards night...
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NPP Women’s wing calls for swift action to accelerate gender equality

The Upper East Regional Women’s Wing of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has called on governments and state agencies to expedite action on women...
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UN experts call for men’s participation in movements for gender equality

In the run-up to International Women's Day, which falls on March 8, a group of UN experts Friday called on men around the world...
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UN chief underscores importance of gender equality ahead of Women’s Day

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday underscored the importance of gender equality ahead of the International Women's Day. In a video message for the Day...

Expedite passage of Land Bill – NETRIGHT

The Network of Women's Rights in Ghana (NETRIGHT) on Wednesday called on Parliament to expedite the passage of the Land Bill, with the Gender...

Review of Oxfam-project CSOs in youth empowerment underway

Representatives of five Sahel countries implementing the Empowerment initiative dubbed: “Youth, Education for citizenship and Gender Equality” (YEG), have begun deliberations towards strengthening...

Dept of Gender empowers adolescent boys clubs in Assin

The Central Regional Office of the Department of Gender has expressed its unwavering determination to support and empower all youths in the Region...

AIMS Ghana holds lecture to increase awareness on climate change

The Women In Science (WIS) Directorate of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) Ghana, has started the maiden edition of its lecture series...

CSOs advocates for Gender Equality and Social Inclusion

Representatives of Civil Society Organisations (CSO) and the media, on Tuesday, met in Accra to advocate state institutions to be more accountable in...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...