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Namibia to introduce new laws to fight gender-based violence

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Namibia is introducing new laws to deal with the influx of gender-based violence (GBV), the country's Ministry of Justice said on Friday. ...
Electoral Commission (EC)

Female candidates fail to win assembly seats in Agona West

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None of the six female candidates who contested in the just ended District Level Elections in the Agona West Municipality were able to...

MCGES Endorses the 38th IRAWMA, slated for March 29, 2020

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The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sports (MCGES) is partnering with Martin’s International for the 38th International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA)....
Inspector Peace Abra Nyampo (right), Joint Operations Co-ordinator of the AMISOM, addressing a parade of police personnel before dispatching them to their various duty points

AU police officers receive training on gender, human rights protection in Somalia

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The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said Thursday it has completed training 22 police officers on gender and human rights protection. ...
Mrs Cynthia Mamle Morrison

Sexually provocative dressing should not justify harassment – Gender Minister

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Mrs Cynthia Mamle Morrison, the Gender, Children and Social Protection Minister, has waded into the raging debate on the “Sex for Grades” documentary, saying,...
Mp Call

District Assembly Elections: Gomoa Central MP Preaches Gender Balance

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A female Law Maker has urged women to avail themselves in the upcoming District Assembly elections to ensure equal representation at the local governance...
land

Gender and Land Right Project safely store results in Northern Region

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Gender and Land Rights Phase II Project to highlight and support initiatives that enhance rural women's participation in land related decisions has yielded results...
Blg Women Day

Stakeholders ask government to make gender sensitive policies

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Stakeholders at this year’s World Women’s Day celebration have called on government to formulate gender balanced programmes and policies to address the numerous challenges...
Samira Bawumia

Gender Equality Promotion and Violence Prevention Move Together

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Mrs Samira Bawumia, the Wife of the Vice President, on Friday said the promotion of gender equality is an essential part of violence prevention. She...
Women Empowerment

MOGCSP 2019 Budget gives No Consideration to Gender

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Dr. Kojo Appiah-Kubi, Chairman of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Gender, Children and Social Protection has described the 2019 budget of the Ministry of...
Burundian women

Gender Advocates inspire women to draw their career paths

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Mrs Amma Korantemaa Ansah, the General Manager of Resources, Enterprise Group, has called on young ladies to discover their purpose and confidently pursue a...
ida b. wells barnett marching in washington d.c. womens suffrage demonstration in 1913

Further Reflections on Women’s Suffrage and African Emancipation

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African American History Month Series No. 4 From the antebellum period through the Civil War and Jim Crow the issues of gender and race were...
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U.S Airlines to Give Non-Binary Passengers A Gender Option

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Major U.S. airlines will offer passengers gender options other than "male" or "female" in their ticketing process, U.S. media reported. U.S. industry trade group Airlines...
Ms Esi Andoh, Executive Secretary, IWEN

IWEN Advocates for a gender sensitive society in Ghana

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A civil society actor has advocated for a gender sensitive society that will provide opportunity for indigenous women to contribute to the decision making...
TVET Dialogue

Stakeholders debate over TVET in attempt to cut gender stereotyping

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Ms Barbara Asher Ayisi, the Deputy Minister of Education in charge of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), says girls were underrepresented in...
Gender violence

African women judicial actors vow to curb gender-based violence

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African women justice actors have inked a commitment to stepping up efforts to combat gender-based violence (GBV) in the continent. Representatives...
IFC

Better performing companies have gender balanced boards – IFC Report

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The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, and the State Secretariat of Economic Affairs of Switzerland (SECO), have...
In observance of International Women’s Day, participants march from the centre of Monrovia to the Temple of Justice, home of the Liberian Supreme Court, where they staged a peaceful sit-in protest against gender-based violence. UN Photo/Eric Kanalstein

Nigeria’s fight against Sexual and Gender Based Violence

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Introduction Sexual and Gender based violence (SGBV) is one of the most extreme expression of unequal gender relations in society. First and foremost, it is...

Engaging Men; A Path To Reducing Maternal Mortality Rates In Ghana

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Men usually shy away from participating in maternal and child related activities because they feel it is an issue that concern only women. Meanwhile...

Ghana Success on Gender Must Be Applauded

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Mr Patrick Awuah, President of Ashesi University has suggested that in order to advance gender issues in Ghana, the country needs to begin celebrating...
Gender violence

Lack of mainstreaming Gender causing under-development

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

Scaling-up Evergreen Agriculture Project kicks off

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A new Food Security and Climate Change Project, dubbed, “Scaling-up Evergreen Agriculture Project” is to kick start in the Bawku West, Garu and Mion...
former President, Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings

Rawlings underlines need to keep Ghana clean

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Former President Jerry John Rawlings has underlined the need for everybody to find space to contribute to the effort at keeping the nation clean...
Otiko Afisah Djaba

Steady progress by Ghanaian women accelerate development

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Ms Otiko Afisah Djaba, Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection on Tuesday said the steady progress that Ghanaian women have chalked over the...

High dependency on donor funding hindering climate change efforts

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A findings from the Regional Diagnostic Study (RDS) conducted in Ghana and Mali has identified the high dependency on donor communities for funds to...
Otiko Djaba

Four Suspended in Connection with School Feeding

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Four communicators of the NPP in the Northern Region have been suspended in connection with the raging row over the School Feeding Program in...
President Nana Akufo-Addo

Ghana’s President Underscores Need For Women Development

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo - Addo on Tuesday underscored the critical importance of women to development, saying that increasing their participation in decision-making...

Stakeholders Call For Legislation To Govern Child Pornography

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A law lecturer has called for a comprehensive legislation, criminalizing and punishing child pornography and other emerging forms of child sex abuse. Professor Robin Walker...

GNAT Holds Maiden Biennial Women Empowerment Summit

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The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) has called on Government to ratify the International Labour Organisation (ILO) convention on maternity protection as a...
Financial And Transnational Crimes

GIABA, EGDC hold review meeting on financial and transnational crimes in West Africa

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The Intergovernmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA) and the ECOWAS Gender Development Centre (EGDC) will be organizing a Joint Regional...