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Monday, December 10, 2012
Ghana: West Africa Women's Delegation to Observe Elections
An eight-member group of the West Africa Women's Election Observation (WAWEO), led by Nobel Laureate Leyman Gbowee of Liberia, has arrived in the country to observe the 2012 general elections. The team, consists of eminent women who are experts in...
Monday, December 10, 2012
Ghana: Dec. 7 polls: 28 women elected as MPs
he anxiety and uncertainty surrounding women's abilities to win Parliamentary seats have been laid to rest as 28 women from nine regions have reached office so far in Ghana's hotly contested 2012 elections. Subsequently, Ghana’s next parliament is...
Monday, December 10, 2012
Ghana: Commonwealth Observer Group Bemoans Low Number of Women in Politics
The Commonwealth Observer Group has expressed concern about the low number of women contesting this year's general election in Ghana. The group is in the country at the invitation of the Electoral Commission to observe Ghana's 6th elections since...
Friday, November 23, 2012
Ghana: CPP Presidential Candidate to champion the cause of women
Dr Michael Abu Sakara Foster, Presidential Candidate of the Convention Peoples Party (CPP) on Wednesday said when elected his government would champion the cause of women in nation building. He said "politicians must practice what they preach, and...
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Ghana: WiLDAF Campaigns for Women Parliamentary Aspirants
A gender parity advocate group, Women in Law and Development in Africa (WiLDAF), has mounted a vigorous campaign for women parliamentary aspirants in the Central Region, urging the electorate in the area to vote massively for women to represent them...
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Ghana: Use your talents to ensure peace prevails, women urged
Ms Darling Norgbey, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) has appealed to women across the country to use their endearing attributes to help diffuse simmering political tensions that could develop into full blown conflicts. Ms Norgbey, who is...
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Ghana: NPP's election 2012 vision for women
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) will introduce programmes that will encourage and bring women into the mainstream of economic and political activities should it be given the mandate come December 7.    In its Election 2012 manifesto made available to...
Friday, October 26, 2012
Ghana: PPP parliamentary candidate against intimidation of women politicians
Mrs Vivian Kakie Tetteh, Progressive People’s Party (PPP) Parliamentary Candidate for Sunyani East, has observed that threats and frustrations from activists of other political parties are the challenges that prevent women from participating in...
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
IDEA: Translating women’s presence in parliaments into influence in politics and decision making
A seminar, organized by IDEA, on women’s political empowerment held in Ghana in August brought together women members of parliament from 31 countries in Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean to discuss what...
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Ghana: Stakeholders Charged to Increase Assembly Women in 2014
A study has called on all stakeholders to work consciously to increase the number of women who will win the District Level Elections (DLEs) in 2014 and other such future elections. "The Performances of Women Candidates in the 2010 District Level...
Monday, September 17, 2012
Ghana: Capacity building workshop for Female Parliamentary Candidates opens in Akosombo
A four-day capacity building workshop organized for aspiring female parliamentary candidates in the country opened at Akosombo on Wednesday. The workshop brought together aspiring female parliamentary candidates of the National Democratic Congress,...
Monday, September 03, 2012
Ghana: PPP government will empower women when voted into power-Nana Ofori
  Nana Owusu Ofori, Effutu Constituency Progressive People’s Party (PPP), parliamentary aspirant, has said the empowerment of women would be a priority of a government of the PPP. Nana Ofori was addressing a harvest, organized by the Ebenezer...
Monday, August 27, 2012
Ghana: Negative Stereotype Hindering Women's Chance at Winning Political Seats - Report
  A new research study has revealed that negative stereotype and perception about women are the major contributory factors to the poor performance of women in district level elections. The study, launched in Accra on Thursday indicated that, most...
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Ghana: Women in political leadership hold debate
Women in political leadership in the three northern regions have held a debate focusing on the programmes of their political parties, which seek to build inclusive government.   Read the complete story at Ghana News Agency, published 25 July 2012.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Ghana: Obstacles facing female politicians – Making it Compulsory to have Women in Ghana’s Parliament
Beatrice Boateng, a member of parliament with the New Patriotic Party, Ghana’s official opposition to the ruling New Democratic Congress, has earned her place among the country’s lawmakers. As she takes her seat in parliament, she does so having...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Politics Not Reserved For Men
The wife of the Vice President Hajia Alima Ramatu says politics is not a reserved venture for men in Ghana and Africa, and has therefore urged her colleague women in the country especially those in the three Northern Regions to prepare adequately to...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Ghana: Women Establish Power Base
A workshop for women in politics have established a Coalition of Women in Politics (COWIP) to facilitate high level female participation in decision-making across the political divide.The Coalition is to provide a platform to ensure that women...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Ghana: More Women Face Political Extinction Due to Culture of ‘Monetocracy’, Laments Gender Activist
Senior Programme Officer of ABANTU for development Hamida Harrison has observed that more and more Ghanaian women continue to face exclusion from taking political office because of the growing incidence of money influence normally used to...